James R. Koplin Travel Award

Raptor Research Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $500

Deadline: Jul 31, 2018

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: Salt Lake County, Utah

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The James R. Koplin Travel Award is given to a student who is the senior author and presenter of a paper or poster to be presented at the RRF meeting for which travel funds are requested. 

See details about the next upcoming annual meeting here

The awardee will receive Up to $500 and free 1 year membership to RRF.

About James R. Koplin

It was established in honor of James R. Koplin, a long-standing member of The Raptor Research Foundation, Inc. who died on 18 May 1987.

Jim Koplin's early research contributions included important papers on competitive exclusion in voles and numerous articles on woodpecker predation. More recently, he made significant contributions to our understanding of the behavioral ecology, nesting biology, energetics, and habitat use of raptors.

Perhaps the most significant contribution Jim Koplin made to the fields of raptor biology and wildlife ecology was in training young professionals. In his 20-plus years as an educator, literally thousands of young scientists took his courses in wildlife ecology, management and population dynamics. As a result of his long-term commitment to training young ecologists, Jim Koplin's contributions will be felt for many years to come.

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


  • This award is intended for students who is the senior author and presenter of a paper or poster.


  • Applicants with the greatest financial need will receive the greatest consideration.


  • A recipient from a previous year cannot apply in following years if working on the same degree.