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Diana Humple
North American Bird Bander
Western Regional News
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WBBA offers two $500 grants each year, one for research and the other for monitoring, for individuals and/or organizations engaged in projects in the New World using marked birds. The research grant should help test a hypothesis, while the monitoring grant is intended to help individuals or institutions establish or continue monitoring programs that investigate changes in bird populations. Students (including undergraduates) and organizational interns are encouraged to apply.

Grant awardees will be asked to submit results of their grant projects for publication in future issues of North American Bird Bander as well as present results at future WBBA annual meetings.

Applicants for these grants should submit a project proposal and two letters of reference attesting to the qualifications of the applicant. Proposals must include a description of the research or monitoring program that includes objectives, methods, and a budget detailing how requested funds will be used. Applicants may increase their chances by having smaller project budgets or detailing the use of requested funds for larger projects. The proposal constitutes the application and should be limited to no more than three typed pages, including full contact information. No additional forms are required; no information packets are available from WBBA.

Applicants for these annual grants should submit the information described above by June 30 to:


Geoffrey Geupel

WBBA Awards

PRBO Conservation Science

Palomarin Field Station

PO Box 1157, Bolinas CA 94924 USA

Announcement of successful applicants will be made at the WBBA annual meeting in late summer/early fall and funds will be available from the treasurer soon after.

Diana Humple

PRBO Conservation Science

Palomarin Field Station

Mesa Road

PO Box 1157

Bolinas CA 94924

415-868-0655 ext 386

cell 415-717-6390

fax 415-868-9363

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