The Wetland Foundation: Conference Travel Grant (Type 1 & 2)

The Wetland Foundation

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Grant amount: US $800 - US $1,400

Anticipated deadline: Dec 18, 2020 3:00pm PST

Applicant type: Graduate Student Undergraduate Student

Funding uses: Conference

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




The Wetland Foundation was initiated in 2008 by Drs. Karen L. McKee and Irving A. Mendelssohn.  Following 40-year careers as wetland scientists, McKee and Mendelssohn began formulating a plan to leave a legacy that would support wetland education and research.  Their goal was to establish a foundation and trust fund that would provide financial support and guidance to students of wetland science.

Together, they have published more than 200 scientific articles, technical reports, and book chapters on various aspects of wetlands.  During their careers as teachers and scientists, they trained more than 70 graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral scientists, providing advice, financial support, and assistance in finding jobs in wetland science and related areas.  

Through this foundation, they hope to inspire others to follow in their footsteps.

The Wetland Foundation offer two types of Conference Travel Grants:

  • Type 1 ($800 ): For advanced undergraduate and graduate students who have never attended a wetland scientific conference and who have limited funds for travel.
  • Type 2 ($1,1400 ): For advanced undergraduate and graduate students with limited funding to present their wetland research findings at a conference.

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


  • Any student currently enrolled full-time at an academic institution in the USA.
  • International students are eligible if they are attending a university in the USA.
  • It is the policy of The Wetland Foundation to support only direct costs, that is, those costs directly attributable to the award activities.
  • The Foundation's indirect cost policy allows them to meet their charitable purpose to provide students with the maximum funds possible to directly support their travel expenses.


  • The Foundation do not warrant application of the usual indirect costs (facilities costs, utilities, communications, executive oversight, accounting, legal expenses, technology support, human resources, shared resources).