Latin American Fellowship: Oliver P. Pearson Award

American Society of Mammalogists

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Grant amount: Up to US $7,000

Deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty Research Scientist

Funding uses: Research

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Central America, South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe Show all

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 5 years of receiving their PhD

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The Oliver P. Pearson award supports a young professional in Latin America within 5 years of receiving a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, who currently hold an academic or curatorial position in Latin America.  Oliver Pearson conducted field work in Latin America over many years, and was a strong supporter of mammalogists of all ages and professional stages.  This award honors his commitment to the development of Latin American mammalogists.  The awardee receives $5,000 to help establish or consolidate their research programs, and up to $2,000 for travel to the mammal meetings the year following the award.

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


  • Applicants may be of any nationality.

  • At the time of application, he or she must have the following qualifications:

    • a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree conferred within the previous 5 years

    • an academic (post-doctoral, teaching, curatorial, or other comparable research-oriented) position in a Latin American institution

    • membership in the American Society of Mammalogists

  • The funds may be used to carry out fieldwork, purchase supplies or specialized equipment, attend scientific meetings, visit collections or other academic institutions, and other research-related activities.

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