Christopher Miller Outstanding Student Award

Neotropical Grassland Conservancy

Grant amount: US $500

Next deadline: Dec 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Apr 1, 2019, Aug 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: South America, United States

Location of citizenship: Central America, South America

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The Neotropical Grassland Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation founded in 2001. We donate equipment and money to local scientists and direct conservation projects and educational programs. Our philosophy promotes cost-effective ways to impact conservation of grasslands, empowers local people and launches careers, and creates a valuable network of promising scientists and students. We are dedicated to:

  • Conservation- Promoting the conservation of savannas, gallery forests, wetlands, and associated ecosystems in Central and South America.
  • Collaboration- Fostering mutually beneficial collaboration between North American and Central and South American scientists and institutions by providing shared scientific and educational opportunities.

We aim to make a long-term difference for Neotropical grasslands by helping launch careers in conservation in important areas.

The Student Grant Program (SGP) was designed in response to feedback from Venezuelan professors. Graduate student research projects are often hindered by lack of funds for basic needs such as transportation, lodging, meals and consumable field supplies.

Christopher Miller Outstanding Student Award is given annually to an outstanding Student Grant winner.

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


  • Latin American students enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program in a US or South American university.