J. Larry Landers Student Research Award

Gopher Tortoise Council


Grant amount: Approximately US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Sep 15, 2019

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

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 Council supports environmental education programs and through the generous donations of many of our members, has contributed funds for the purchase of critical habitat for the gopher tortoise and other upland species. The Council has contributed to the financial support of research projects involving reproduction, home range, and feeding studies in the gopher tortoise, ecology of the striped newt, and gopher frog.

The J. Larry Landers Student Research Award

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 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. 

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.