Stuntz Mycology Fund: Small Grant

Daniel E. Stuntz Memorial Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Canada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Counties in Alaska: Haines Borough Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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The object of the Stuntz Mycology Fund (SMF) grant program is to provide financial support for mycological research and education in the Pacific Northwest. 

Small Grants

The small grants are typically awarded to mushroom clubs/societies and other similar organizations as matching funds for purposes such as purchasing mycological books and visual media, purchasing audio-visual equipment, and conducting educational events such as forays and lectures by guest speakers.

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  • 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.


  • 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.
  • 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.