Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research

American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

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Grant amount: US $500 - US $3,500

Anticipated deadline: Mar 14, 2021 8:59pm PDT

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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

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Lerner-Gray Memorial Fund Grants - The Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research provide financial assistance to highly qualified persons starting careers in marine zoology. Support is limited to projects dealing with systematics, evolution, ecology and field-oriented behavioral studies of marine animals. Awards are not made to support research in botany and biochemistry

These awards are intended principally to assist early career scientists -- advanced predoctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers -- although there are no formal educational restrictions to apply. Awards cover support for field work, including transportation, subsistence in the field or at a research station, and expendable supplies. Grants may be obtained for travel and living expenses to cover investigations at any location including trips to New York City to study the collections in AMNH or for work at any of the Museum’s field stations. In general, grants will not be made to cover salaries; the purchase of permanent research equipment (such as computers, software, and microscopes); overhead, conference or meeting costs; or expenses or salary for a field assistant.

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


  • Early career researchers (including doctoral students) proposing to conduct research in systematics, evolution, ecology, zoology or paleontology of marine life and environments are invited to apply to the Lerner-Gray Grants for Marine Research.
  • Please note that you may have tax withholding requirements on this award if you are not a US Citizen and if your work will take place in the USA.
    • If you are a US citizen, there is no tax withholding
    • If you are a foreign national and your work will NOT take place in the USA, there is no tax withholding.
  • Applicants are allowed a maximum of two awardsin different years (not consecutive). 
  • Non US citizens who will conduct research in the US will need to apply for a visa.


  • Lerner-Gray awards are not made to support research in botany or biochemistry.