Dr. Bruce D. J. Batt Fellowship in Waterfowl Conservation

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Grant amount: Up to C $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 17, 2018 2:30pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: North America

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Dr. Bruce Batt retired as DU Chief Biologist after a long and productive career in waterfowl research and conservation. During his 41-year career, Dr. Batt was involved in a greater diversity of issues and a broader number of landscapes important to North American waterfowl than any biologist of his generation. He made significant contributions to understanding waterfowl breeding biology, wintering ecology and wetland ecology, and he positively influenced an entire generation of waterfowl professionals.

In recognition of Dr. Bruce Batt many accomplishments, particularly his passion for the role of sound science in guiding conservation, DU has established the Dr. Bruce D. J. Batt Fellowship in Waterfowl Conservation.

The purpose of this fellowship is to provide financial assistance to deserving graduate students conducting waterfowl or wetland research in North America.

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


  • The competition is open to graduate students based at any North American university.
  • One award of up to $5,000/year (Canadian funds) is available to provide personal or research support for the successful applicant.
  • The award is renewable for up to two additional years for PhD students, once for students pursuing a Masters degree, assuming annual approval of a satisfactory progress report and the need for continuing financial support.