EBBA Memorial Fund Research Grants

Application Deadline:  31 January 2024

The Eastern Bird Banding Association seeks applications for grant awards to be used toward research using banding or other avian marking techniques. One or more grants totaling up to $5000 will be awarded with priority given to research being conducted on species that spend at least part of their life cycle in any U.S. state or Canadian province included in EBBA territory. Research studies with conservation or management implications are particularly encouraged.

Applicants should submit a proposal that includes a clear research question, a project plan, a discussion of the ornithological significance of the study, a budget, and a CV.  Detailed information on application format and content is available here; applications that do not meet the guidelines will be rejected. All applications should be submitted electronically as a single PDF document, with the following naming convention:  Lastname_Firstname_EBBA2024.

Applications open on November 1, 2023. Send applications and/or inquiries by 31 January 2024 to Cailin O’Connor. Award announcements will be made no later than April 15, 2024.

Grantees are asked to provide EBBA with an interim progress report and a final summary, and they should present at least a part of the study at an annual EBBA meeting. Travel Grants for this purpose are available; due January 31, 2024, the travel grant application is available here . Grantees are strongly encouraged to become members of EBBA. Membership information is available here.

Over 50 years ago EBBA established a Memorial Fund in memory of deceased members with income from the fund to be used to support student research in the field of ornithology using bird banding.  The Fund consists of memorial contributions, dues from Life Memberships and other contributions members may make.

A list of recently awarded grants can be found here.  A bibliography of publications funded in part by EBBA can be found here.