Stephen R. Tully Memorial Grant
The Stephen R. Tully Memorial Grant is given to support research, and conservation of raptors especially to students and amateurs with limited access to alternative funding. The award is given in memory of Steve Tully, a young raptor biologist, who lost his life in an automobile accident in 1978. Agency proposals are not accepted.
The Stephen R. Tully Memorial Grant was established in late 1983. The grant honours the memory of Steve Tully, who died in a car accident in 1978, at age 21. Steve was a falconer with an enthusiastic interest in raptor biology. A Colorado resident, Steve was married to Babette (nee Cranson), another early RRF member. It was a measure of Steve’s dedication to raptors that he was searching for his trained red-tailed hawk after the accident when he died of internal hemorrhaging before he received treatment for his injuries. Steve’s family and friends established the grant in homage to him and to perpetuate the conservation and study of the raptors he loved in life.
To apply, send:
- A cover letter.
- A proposal (no more than four pages)
b. objectives of your study
d. anticipated budget
e. list of other funding sources, both requested and received.
Amount: $1,000 + waived page charges (winner must be the primary author and the paper must reflect what the award was for)
Number of Grants Issued per Year: 1
Deadline: June 30
Application Method: Applications will be received through the Ornithological Societies of North America (OSNA) Membersuite software. Applicants can create a free account to submit an application.
|2017||Anoj Subedi||Exploring the Status and Distribution of Owls and its Conservation Initiatives in the Raghuganga Gaupalika of Myagdi District, Nepal|
|2016||Paula Maiten Orozco Valor||Effects of Agricultural intensification on the demographic and health on a typical raptor of agroecosystems, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), in the center of Argentina|
|2015||Danielle Floyd||Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) population dynamics in the Southern Appalachian mountain range|
|2014||Anna Autilio||Feeding Behavior of Striated Caracaras (Phalcoboenus australis) in the Falkland Islands during Austral Winter|
|2013||Yarelys Ferrer Sánchez||Population size and effects of habitat fragmentation on reproductive ecology of the Cuban black hawk in the central region of Cuba|
|2012||Tate Mason||The impacts of anthropogenic noise on Northern Saw-whet Owl hunting ability|
|2011||Laxman Prasad Poudyal||Vulture Conservation Awareness Program in Chitwan National Park, Nepal|
|2010||Scolasticah Ndegwa||Distribution and population size of Martial Eagles in Kakemega Forest, Kenya|
|2009||Jessi Brown||Ecology of the Southeastern American Kestrel|
|2008||Mark Jasper||Determining the effects of parasitic disease on the onset of migration of Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) using stable isotope analysis|
|2007||Corinne Kozlowski||Androgen allocation in the Eastern Screech Owl|
|2006||Michael A. Palladini||Cooper’s Hawk foraging ecology in an interior ponderosa pine forest: response to experimental restoration treatments at an Adaptive management Area|
|2005||Ursula Valdez||Ecology and Habitat Use of Forest-falcons in the Amazonian Forest of Southeast Peru|
|2004||No applications received|
|2003||Shelley Bayard de Volo||Genetic fingerprinting for identifying individual Northern Goshawks in studies of survival|
|2003||Gabriel Jaime Colorado||Monitoring the migration of North American raptors in Northern Columbia|
|1999||Roberval Alameida and Eduardo Baldioceda||Strategies for conserving rainforest raptors in the buffer zones of Costa Rica national parks|
|1998||Nicole Korfanta||Population genetics in resident and migratory Burrowing Owls|
|1997||Jennifer Jacoby||The genetics of a reintroduced population of an endangered bird, Falco peregrinus|
|1997||Stacy Lindemann||Factors affecting biparental care in the American Kestrel|
|1995||Wendy A. Kuntz||Regional variation in the vocalization patterns of Mexican Spotted Owls|
|1994||Robert Warnock||Effects of habitat fragmentation on Burrowing Owls|
|1993||Elsie V. Schmidt||Morphological & genetic variation in migrating raptors|
|1992||Martha J. Desmond|
|1991||Neal D. Niemuth|
|1991||Kevin J. Merkel|
|1989||Dale K. Ward|
|1986||Vicky J. Meretsky|