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Kathleen S. Anderson Award for Promising Biologists


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Grant amount: Up to US $1,000

Deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Americas

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world


An annual award has been created to honor Kathleen S. Anderson's outstanding contributions to bird conservation, and to promote and perpetuate her special interests in environmental research and education.  Mrs. Anderson served as Manomet Bird Observatory's Executive Director from 1969 to 1984.  During Mrs. Anderson's tenure,  many of Manomet's long-term studies were initiated.  She has always been especially interested in encouraging young biologists and has served as an inspiration to many people of all ages beginning careers in biology.  Today Mrs. Anderson continues to work for preservation of a healthy, diverse environment.


The purpose of this award is to encourage significant avian research in areas of interest to Kathleen Anderson and Manomet, and to help promising biologists in their work.  Requests for support of ecological and behavioral studies of birds, especially research furthering bird conservation, will be considered (e.g. endangered or endemic species, population viability, effects of land uses, habitat requirements, migration ecology, feeding ecology, species interactions, etc.). 

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


  • Any person, of any age, beginning a career in biology is eligible.
  • Proposed projects must take place in the Americas.
  • We encourage proposals from citizens/ residents of countries south of the U.S. 


  • The Kathleen S. Anderson Award can provide stipends but will not cover fringe benefits or indirect costs (overhead).