SFS Systematics Fund Grant

Society for Freshwater Science

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Grant amount: US $1,000

Anticipated deadline: Jan 31, 2020

Applicant type: Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Postdoctoral Researcher Unaffiliated Researcher

Funding uses: Conference, Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Must travel to: North Carolina

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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About SFS

The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote further understanding of freshwater ecosystems (rivers, streams, lakes, reservoirs, and estuaries) and ecosystems at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial habitats (wetlands, bogs, fens, riparian forests and grasslands).

The society fosters exchange of scientific information among the membership, and with other professional societies, resource managers, policy makers, educators, and the public. Society members study the genetics to community structure of freshwater organisms, freshwater ecosystem function, physical processes that affect freshwaters, and linkages between freshwater ecosystems and surrounding landscapes.

Applied aspects of their science include habitat and water quality assessment, conservation, fisheries and invasive species management, integrated water resource management, and restoration. The SFS Endowment Awards are based on research merit. 

The Systematics Fund supports various research expenses (including, for example, publication costs) in the area of taxonomy and systematics (1 award of ~$1000).

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


  • Student applicants will only be eligible for one award during a specific degree program (i.e., only one during a B.S., B.A., M.S. or Ph.D. degree).
  • Researchers are also eligible.   
  • Applicants may receive only one award in an award year.
  • There are no restrictions on how the awards can be spent from the Systematics Fund, but it is assumed that disbursements will be directly related to research, including travel to the SFS meeting.
  • Applicants will also be considered for the General Endowment Awards.


  • An applicant cannot receive both an Endowment Award and a Conservation Committee Award in the same year.