WBFC Research Awards

Washington Biologists' Field Club

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Grant amount: Up to US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 11, 2020

Applicant type: Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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NOTE:  Applicants who are not members of the WBFC are required to obtain a letter of sponsorship from a WBFC member.  

The Washington Biologists’ Field Club (WBFC), organized in 1900, annually provides competitive grants to support field research on the natural history of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States. The WBFC welcomes proposals that consider aspects of natural history, systematics, biodiversity, ecology, or environmental issues. Studies focusing on organisms occurring on Plummers Island, Maryland, and the Potomac River drainage typically have priority, but research projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic are considered. The WBFC is particularly interested in studies increasing knowledge of the biodiversity and natural history of poorly-known taxa [e.g., rotifers, tardigrades, mites, mosses, annelids]. 2017 awards supported studies throughout the Mid-Atlantic that included mycorrhizal colonization of sedges, invertebrate biodiversity in Shenandoah National Park, microbial endophyte communities on plants, wasp-aphid-plant associations, invasive species risk in native forests, effects of urban environments on avian songs, speciation mechanisms in percid fishes, and an inventory of coastal plain aquatic insects.

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