Great Hollow Research Grants

Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

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Deadline: Mar 1, 2021

Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Fields of work: Ecology Mycology Botany Zoology Environmental Conservation

Applicant type: Research Scientist, Faculty, Graduate Student, Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Fairfield County, Connecticut, Putnam County, New York

Location of residency: United States

Must travel to: Fairfield County, Connecticut, Putnam County, New York

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Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center

Established in 2016, the Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to biodiversity conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and passive outdoor recreation. Our staff and collaborators conduct integrative, conservation-driven studies of wildlife and plants within and beyond our preserve. Great Hollow also runs numerous education programs for both children and adults throughout the year, including school programs and a nature-based summer day camp. Our 825-acre preserve and five miles of hiking trails are open to the public year-round for the exploration and enjoyment of nature.

Research Grants

Great Hollow offers up to $5,000 in grants each year to support biological research at and beyond our preserve. The maximum amount awarded to a single project is $2,000. All areas of field biology are eligible, but those with a conservation application are the most competitive. Great Hollow Nature Preserve may be the only study site or may be one of multiple study sites used in the research.   

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


  • Applicants may be students (undergraduate and above) or professionals of any career stage, but they must be affiliated with an educational institution or other non-profit organization.
  • The funds may be used for field assistant stipends, travel, or other expenses such as field and lab equipment and supplies. 
  • Awardees are eligible for free, shared housing at Great Hollow for the duration of their field season, depending on availability, and are welcome to use our lab, office, and other facilities at no charge.