Stuntz Mycology Fund: Individual Grant

Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation

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Next deadline: Oct 1, 2023

Later deadlines: Mar 1, 2024, Oct 1, 2024

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Fields of work: Mycology

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Canada, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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NOTE: Applications for Individual Grants of $1000 or less, will be accepted at any time. Applications for Individual Grants of more than $1000 are due by the deadlines above.

The object of the Stuntz Mycology Fund (SMF) grant program is to provide financial support for mycological research and education in the Pacific Northwest. Although a wide range of mycological subjects can be considered, priority will be given to projects involving mushroom-forming fungi ("macrofungi," "macromycetes"), as they were the focus of Dr. Stuntz's research. In all cases, the project must be focused on the fungi, not merely involve them in some manner. 

The SMF and its supporting organization, the Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation (DESMF), are small organizations and, as such, SMF must limit the size of the grants we award. We aim to award grants totaling approximately 5% of the DESMF's corpus each year, with a maximum of 10% in any calendar year. Most past awards have been for less than $10,000, and the largest has been under $15,000. Given the limited resources, SMF favorably views projects that have obtained (or will obtain) matching (or greater) funding from other sources.

Individual Grant

 These grants are awarded directly to individuals who normally are not working under the auspices of a college/university, herbarium/fungarium, museum, or other not-for-profit organization.

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


  • Applicants do not necessarily have to reside in the Pacific Northwest as long as the research involves or pertains to Pacific Northwest fungi or the educational activity takes place in the Pacific Northwest and benefits the Pacific Northwest mycological community.
    • For purposes of the SMF grant program, the Pacific Northwest is considered to comprise Washington, Oregon, Idaho, western Montana, southern British Columbia, and southeast and south-coastal Alaska.
  •  Depending on the grant category and specific nature of the proposed research or educational activity, allowable costs could include items such as travel expenses, laboratory analyses, stipends or honorariums, compensation for non-salaried individuals such as undergraduate or graduate students, expendable supplies, and equipment
  • Support for attendance at a professional society meeting in order to present results of a SMF-supported project will be considered, but generally will not be awarded in advance of the project work being carried out successfully.


  • Given our limited resources, DESMF favorably views projects that have obtained (or will obtain) matching (or greater) funding from other sources.
  • The Dr. Patricia Allynson Winter Fund comprises roughly half of the DESMF’s resources and the late Dr. Winter directed that grants from this Fund reflect her expressed priorities.
    • Thus, consideration of applications that would be awarded from the Winter Fund (as determined by SMF) will be guided by Dr. Winter’s following order of preference
      • Female students of mycology who plan to continue in the teaching profession
      • Other students of mycology
      • Post-doctoral research or study in mycology
      • General support of mycology classes or activities
      • Expenses for visiting lecturing professional mycologists
      • Amateur mycology students and/or support of their activities
    • The foregoing order of preference does not apply to consideration of applications that would be awarded outside the Winter Fund.


  • Salary, institutional overhead, and page charges are not allowable costs except under extraordinary conditions.


This page was last reviewed January 10, 2023 and last updated January 10, 2023