Project Apis m. Funding

Project Apis m. (PAm)

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Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $200,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 10, 2019 12:00am PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Canada, United States

Location of residency: Preferred: Canada, United States Other eligible locations: Anywhere in the world

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Project Apis m., funded largely by beekeepers and farmers, is dedicated to enhancing the health of honey bees, thereby improving crop production. We seek practical solutions for managed honey bee colonies.

Since its inception in 2006, Project Apis m. has infused over $6 million into bee research and programs in the USA and Canada, including more than 100 projects involving research institutions throughout North America. We have brought new technologies to honey bee health research, discovered new pathogens, developed Best Management Practices programs, and are supporting long-term stock improvement. We are recipients of grants from the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), and USDA-APHIS. Project Apis m. is the largest non-governmental, non-profit bee research funding organization in North America.

Thank you for your interest in submitting a research proposal to Project Apis m. We are funded largely by beekeepers and farmers, and dedicated to enhancing the health of honey bees, thereby improving crop production. Proposals are expected to clearly state how they fulfill our mission. 

What type of research projects does Project Apis m. fund?

Project Apis m. seeks projects that will ultimately improve honey bee health. Our main areas of focus include:
  • pests and disease prevention and control,
  • honey bee nutrition,
  • impacts of pesticides on bees, and
  • long-term honey bee stock improvement.

We are looking for projects that fill the gaps in honey bee research, and benefit honey bees and agriculture in the USA and Canada. The reviewers will ask questions that ensure the commercial beekeeping community will benefit from the research and its application. For example, PAm seeks research projects that will:

  • Enhance the economic viability of pollination businesses.
  • Provide practical solutions for managed colonies.
  • Yield results that can be efficiently transferred into field practice.
  • Provide an excellent rate of return for beekeepers and farmers.

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


  • Project Apis m. funds research institutions, USDA-ARS, universities, agricultural extension, etc. primarily in the USA and Canada.
    • International applications can be considered, but will be held to the same expectation of benefitting agriculture and bees in the USA and Canada.
  • Our scientific advisors are attentive to scientific methods, proper controls, and reproducible results.
  • Proposals should be clear cut, have practical implications, and generally lend themselves to statistical interpretation.