The Ernst Mayr Travel Grants in Animal Systematics
Harvard University Museum of Comparative ZoologySuggest an update
Grant amount: Up to US $1,500
Next anticipated deadline: Oct 15, 2020
Later anticipated deadlines: Apr 1, 2021
Applicant type: Individuals
Funding uses: Conference, Research
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
Location of residency: Anywhere in the world
University restriction: Harvard UniversityView website Save
About this funder:
NOTE: Covid-19 Update: We are currently accepting applications due April 1, 2020, but awards will not be made, i.e., checks sent, until travel restrictions are removed and museum collections are open to researchers. Recipients will have at least one year to complete their travel and research.
The Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University periodically awards travel grants for research in animal systematics, known as the Ernst Mayr Grants. The principal objective of these grants is to stimulate taxonomic work on neglected taxa. These include taxa with numerous poorly described species, genera and families known to have many undescribed species in institutional collections, taxa for which it is unknown what proportion of the nominal species are synonyms and difficult genera without keys.
The study of type specimens and their correct identification is the greatest need in poorly known taxa. This typically requires visits to other museums, which is what the Ernst Mayr Grants program tries to facilitate.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- This grant is open to all.
- Funds can be spent on things like:
- lodging, and meals for up to a few weeks while conducting research at the museum(s)
- reasonable services purchased from the host institution and research supplies
- Preference is given to studies that use the MCZ's collections, although applications to work at other museums will be considered.
It is not the aim of these grants to support largely phylogenetic studies of taxa in which the species are reasonably well known, or to support biogeographic studies.
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