Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation: Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Fellowship

Ducks Unlimited

Grant amount: Up to US $14,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 17, 2018 2:30pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: North America

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This Fellowship was established in 2000 to support graduate students engaged in important waterfowl research. The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Foundation Wetlands and Waterfowl Research Fellowship is an investment in young waterfowl professionals and is focused on two primary objectives:

  • developing critical scientific information that will contribute to the future conservation of waterfowl and wetland resources, and
  • contributing to the training of future professionals in the field of waterfowl and wetlands conservation.

The ultimate objective is to ensure waterfowl and wetlands conservation through the contribution of career professionals. Research to date has included work on redhead duck foraging habitat in the Laguna Madre, mallard breeding ecology in the Great Lakes region, black duck winter and spring habitat use, mallard duckling survival, and scaup population ecology.

Subject matter for the student's research can deal with any aspect of waterfowl or wetland biology that promises to advance conservation. One award of up to $7,000/year (U.S. funds) is available to provide personal or research support for the successful applicant. The award is renewable for up to two additional years for PhD students, once for Masters students, assuming annual approval of a satisfactory progress report and the need for continuing financial support.

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


  • The fellowship is open to graduate students enrolled at any North American University.