Deadline near: Grants for Caribbean Bird Community Research

The AOU International Committee will award one or more grants per year for baseline studies of Neotropical bird communities that build on the foundation established by publications such as Terborgh et al. (1990), Robinson et al. (2000), Blake and Loiselle (2001), Blake (2007), and Johnson et al. (2011).


The Committee provides support to  complete benchmark surveys of bird communities in Neotropical locations.

Awards will be made to one or more graduate, or advanced undergraduate, students from any country in Latin America and the Caribbean (the “Neotropical Region’” as broadly defined by the Neotropical Ornithological Society).

VALUE:  in the range of $1000-$2000.

Funds are to be used for research-related expenses including supplies, travel, and living expenses related to field work, etc. Grant monies will not cover salaries, stipends, travel to meetings, routine living expenses, overhead or indirect costs to the educational institution.

ELIGIBILITY: Students (graduate or advanced undergraduate) from Latin America and the Caribbean enrolled in a degree program at an institution in the Neotropical Region are eligible to apply.

DEADLINE: 15 March 2016

Application Guidelines:

Please follow the guidelines as only proposals following the guidelines will be considered.

1. Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese. Proposals in Spanish or Portuguese must have an abstract in English.

2. Applications are to be sent by e-mail only as a single PDF attachment to Douglas Robinson ( A scanned copy of the original signed application cover page should be included as the first page of the PDF.

3. Application should include cover page, proposal, & a curriculum vitae  (5 page limit).

4. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to separately from your recommenders.

At least one letter needs to address your past experience and qualifications to survey Neotropical bird communities. Please ask your recommenders to put your name in the subject line of the email. Letters are due 15 March.

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