J. Larry Landers Student Research Award

Gopher Tortoise Council

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Grant amount: Approximately US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 30, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Florida, Counties in Alabama: Baldwin County, Barbour County, Bullock County, Butler County Show all

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

Gopher Tortoise Council

The Gopher Tortoise Council was formed in 1978 by a group of southeastern biologists and other citizens concerned with the decline of the gopher tortoise. The goals of the Council are: (1) to offer professional advice for management, conservation, and protection of gopher tortoises; (2) to encourage the study of the life history, ecology, behavior, physiology, and management of gopher tortoises and other upland species; (3) to conduct active public information and conservation education programs; (4) to seek effective protection of the gopher tortoise and other upland species throughout the southeastern United States.

The J. Larry Landers Student Research Award

The J. Larry Landers Student Research Award is a Gopher Tortoise Council competitive grant program for undergraduate and graduate college students. Proposals can address research concerning gopher tortoise biology or any other relevant aspect of upland habitat conservation and management. The proposal should be limited to four pages in length and should include a description of the project, a concise budget, and a brief resume of the student. The amount of the award is variable, but has averaged $1,000.00 over the last few years. This is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to access funding for their projects. A project summary for “The Tortoise Burrow” newsletter or either a presentation or poster at the following year’s GTC annual meeting will be required.

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

Eligibility:

  • Proposals must address research concerning gopher tortoise biology or any other relevant aspect of upland habitat conservation and management within the gopher tortoise range (southeastern United States). 
  • Students must be attending an accredited college or university anywhere in the world.