International Herpetological Symposium Grants

International Herpetological Symposium


Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 30, 2018 9:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

The International Herpetological Symposium (IHS) has established a grant program to provide financial assistance to individuals or organizations conducting herpetological research, conservation, and education.

Grants are available annually in amounts up to $1000 and will be awarded to applicants whose projects represent a significant contribution to herpetology in one of the areas listed below:

  • Herpetological Natural History: Proposals in this category should address new field research in areas such as population ecology, behavior, and life history strategies of amphibians or reptiles.
  • Herpetological Conservation Biology: Proposals in this category should address new research on threatened, imperiled, or a surrogate for such amphibian or reptile species, or the phenomena that affect the maintenance, decline, and restoration of their natural habitat.
  • Captive Propagation: Proposals in this category should address research in captive behavioral studies or new techniques in captive maintenance and breeding of amphibians or reptiles.
  • Herpetological Education: Proposals in this category should address starting and/or maintaining an educational program pertaining to amphibians or reptiles at a facility available to the public, such as a zoological park, school, or community center.

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

Eligibility:

  • Applicants may be anyone from the herpetological community.
    • Students are encouraged to apply.
  • There are no eligibility restrictions on the nationality of the applicant.
  • Projects that have been funded by the IHS Grant are eligible for a second year of funding.
    • A second application must be submitted according to the application guidelines, along with a progress report from the first year of IHS Grant funding.