Herpetology Grant Programs

Charles Stearns Memorial Grant-In-Aid for Herpetological Research at the California Academy of Sciences

The Section of Herpetology provides limited financial aid -- mostly to cover round trip transportation and limited per diem expenses -- to graduate students who wish to visit our collections to support research on amphibians and reptiles. Proposals should include a short, one-page description of the research project, a budget, and a letter of support from the student's faculty advisor. Applicants are encouraged to access the database of CAS amphibian and reptile holdings before writing their proposal. Access to the database can be found athttp://research.calacademy.org/herp.

 

Proposals are due by 30 October, with notification by 1 December of the same year. Grantees are expected to complete their Academy visit by 30 September. For more information please email Dr. Robert Drewes for further information.

 

Send proposals—a single PDF document containing the proposal, budget, and letter of support— by email to mhoang@calacademy.org.

 

[Past Recipients]


Brett Stearns Award for Chelonian Research at the California Academy of Sciences

The Department of Herpetology provides limited financial aid -- mostly to cover round trip transportation and limited per diem expenses -- to researchers who wish to visit our collections to support their work in chelonian biology. Preference will be given to graduate students. Proposals should include a short, one-page description of the research project, a budget and, in the case of graduate students, a letter of support from the student's faculty advisor. Applicants are encouraged to access the database of CAS chelonian holdings before writing their proposal. Access to the database can be found at http://research.calacademy.org/herp.

 

Proposals are due by 30 October; with notification by 1 December in the same year. Awardees are expected to complete their Academy visit by 30 September of the following year. Please email Dr. Robert Drewes for further information.

 

Send proposals—a single PDF document containing the proposal, budget, and letter of support— by email to mhoang@calacademy.org.

 

[Past Recipients]

 

 

 

Become a Donor

For those who would like to support young herpetologists through the Joseph B. Slowinski fund, tax deductible donations can be made to 'the California Academy of Sciences', with a cover letter stating that the money is to be credited to the Joseph B. Slowinski Memorial Fund. Please address your donation to:

Herpetology Chair
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA. 94118
United States

Contact the department

  • Herpetology
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118
  • 415-379-5292 (direct)

 

The Summer Systematics Institute and the Biological Illustration Internships will be offered June 16 to August 8, 2014.  The application period for this term is now open.  Deadline to apply is February 21st 2014.

 

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February 21, 2014

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