Francis J. Bossuyt Fellowship

Organization for Tropical Studies


Grant amount: Up to US $4,500

Next deadline: Oct 1, 2018

Later deadlines: Mar 1, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Conference, Research, Fellowship, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Peru

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

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Overview:

General Information

Awards are intended to assist thesis-related field research in tropical biology and similar fields.

Pilot awards for exploratory research are available in amounts up to a maximum of $2,600 in 2018. This amount is intended to cover up to 30 days at OTS field stations plus up to $170 toward OTS services to obtain research/export permits.

Thesis research fellowships are available in amounts up to a maximum of $5,200 in 2018. This amount is intended to cover up to 60 days at OTS field stations plus up to $340 toward OTS services to obtain research/export permits.

The Francis J. Bossuyt Fellowship for research in Cocha Cashu, Peru is available again this year.

Francis J. Bossuyt Fellowship

The Francis Bossuyt fellowship was created as a memorial to the life of Francis Bossuyt (1969-2000). At the time of his untimely death, Francis had been collecting his final year of data for his dissertation on Titi monkeys at the Cocha Cashu Biological Station in Manu National Park in Peru. In recognizing Francis' love for the Titi Monkeys and for field-oriented research, the Bossuyt family established this graduate fellowship with the following order of priority funding:

  • on animal behavior (preference for Callicebus) in Cocha Cashu and the surrounding areas,
  • on other subjects in Cocha Cashu,
  • by Peruvian students working in tropical ecosystems in Peru, and
  • at other locations in the tropics.

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