Jed Burtt Mentoring Grants
Wilson Ornithological SocietySuggest an update
Deadline: Dec 15, 2020
Grant amount: Up to US $2,000
Fields of work: Ornithology Ornithological Conservation
Applicant type: Undergraduate Student, Faculty
Funding uses: Conference, Education / Outreach, Research
Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.
Location of project: Washington
Location of residency: United StatesView website Save
About this funder:
The Wilson Ornithological Society is pleased to offer grants available to mentors of undergraduate students working in collaboration on an ornithological research project. These grants are named in honor of Edward (“Jed”) H. Burtt, Jr., a Past-President of WOS (1997-1999) and an exemplary mentor of undergraduates during his distinguished career. This grant program began in 2016.
WOS will award annually up to two grants of $1,000 to research projects that demonstrate the greatest capacity of mentoring and collaboration with at least one undergraduate. In addition, each mentor-student team will receive up to $2,000 (i.e., up to $1000 for the faculty mentor and $1000 for the student researcher(s)) to attend a subsequent annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society where the student(s) will present the findings of their grant-supported work. WOS expects the Mentor to supervise participation of the student(s) in the conference, with the goal of enabling the student(s) to get as much out of the experience as possible.
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- Mentor eligibility: The Mentor must be a member of the Wilson Ornithological Society at the time of application; must maintain membership through the period during which the research is done; and must be a member in good standing during the year in which the student presents the results at the WOS annual meeting. Receipt of funds supporting attendance at the meeting by both the student(s) and the Mentor will be contingent on the Mentor’s continuing active membership in WOS.
- Student eligibility: The student(s) to be mentored must at the time of application be enrolled in an institution of higher education and actively working toward a bachelor degree, but not necessarily at the same institution as the mentor. The mentor could, for example, be an ornithologist working for a not-for-profit organization who mentors undergraduates at a local college. Ideally, applications should come from students not yet in their senior year; however, projects involving work done in the spring/summer immediately following graduation may be considered as long as the proposal includes clear indication that the student is likely to continue work in ornithology in some capacity (e.g., graduate study or employment).
- Number of awards: Each particular Mentor-student team is restricted to a single award. No Mentor may be supported by two awards concurrently: a Mentor who received an award for research conducted in a given year (e.g., 2020) would need to wait until the next full application cycle (e.g., deadline of 15 December 2022) to apply for support of another student.
You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member. The Mentor must be a member of the Wilson Ornithological Society at the time of application; must maintain membership through the period during which the research is done; and must be a member in good standing during the year in which the student presents the results at the WOS annual meeting. Receipt of funds supporting attendance at the meeting by both the student(s) and the Mentor will be contingent on the Mentor's continuing active membership in WOS.
- No Mentor may be supported by two awards concurrently.
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