Larry D. Agenbroad Legacy Fund for Research

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 15, 2019

Applicant type: Unaffiliated Researcher Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty Postdoctoral Researcher Working Professional

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

NOTE: Information & application instructions are not available on the Mammoth Site website for this opportunity. Find them below.


Larry D. Agenbroad Legacy Fund

Through the Larry D. Agenbroad Legacy Fund, The Mammoth Site pays tribute to a man like no other. Dedication to research and a passion for the education of young scientists were hallmarks of the 50-year career of Dr. Larry D. Agenbroad. 

Application Guidelines

Proposals will be accepted until April 15, 2018. Grants will be awarded after May 1, 2018.

The LDA Legacy Fund provides support for world-wide research of proboscideans and general Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstructions. Funding may assist established scientists, young scientists, and, especially, university students from the USA and abroad in the pursuit of meaningful, high-quality research.

Project proposal should focus on either:
  • proboscidean phylogeny, paleobiology, or specifically relate to the environmental context of proboscideans (research may be world-wide), or
  • seek to improve our understanding of the Quaternary paleontological and paleoenvironmental record in North America.
If you have questions in this regard, contact:
  • Jim I. Mead, Chief Scientists, The Mammoth Site: jmead@mammothsite.org
Three grants may be awarded in 2018:
  • one (1) up to $2,000 and
  • two (2) up to $500 each.
Reporting Guidelines

The successful applicant(s) will be expected to submit a nontechnical language summary of their project and results upon completion of their project. A public presentation and/or blog post on The Mammoth Site Facebook page about the research results is a requirement. The intent of this request is to provide our visitors and membership with scientific information from the leading edge of Quaternary research and to promote public science education at The Mammoth Site.

Application Instructions

Grant proposals must not be more than two (2) pages (12 point font, English language, single-space) and must include the following information:

  • Name of proposal principal investigator or corresponding co-PI.
  • Email address of principal investigator or corresponding co-PI.
  • Postal address for PI to receive grant award if selected.
  • Proposed project title.
  • Project description.
    • Your proposal will be forwarded to some leading paleontologists so scientific jargon is accepted where appropriate.
    • You must include where the project is located; be as detailed as is needed.
    • If there is need for permission to conduct the project from land owners (state, province, federal government, private), you need to indicate that do you have this permission at the time of proposal submission.
    • Basically, what is your project, why important, and why you need funds.
  • Project timeline.
    • When will you begin and when do you hope to have results?
  • Amount of funds being requested from The Mammoth Site, Legacy Funds.
    • If the project requires more funding base than being requested, please explain where the additional funds are to come from (i.e., explain your entire budget).
    • If your research is to be sole-source funded from The Mammoth Site, how will partial funding impact the project and your projected results.

Grant proposals are to be emailed as an attachment:

  • Send to Dr. Jim I. Mead, Chief Scientists, The Mammoth Site: at jmead@mammothsite.org.
  • In the email heading (Re:) indicate Legacy Proposal.
  • Must arrive at The Mammoth Site prior to April 16, 2018.

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

Eligibility:

  • The LDA Legacy Fund provides support for world-wide research of proboscideans and general Quaternary paleoenvironmental reconstructions.
  • Funding may assist established scientists, young scientists, and, especially, university students from the USA and abroad in the pursuit of meaningful, high-quality research. 
  • Project proposal should focus on either:
    • proboscidean phylogeny, paleobiology, or specifically relate to the environmental context of proboscideans (research may be world-wide), or
    • seek to improve our understanding of the Quaternary paleontological and paleoenvironmental record in North America.