THE AWARD: This award is designed to assist persons working on the distribution and systematics, or taxonomy, of raptors. Systematics covers a wide array of interests from molecular work to differential migration of populations from various geographic regions, for example distribution also covers a wide array of interests but should have something to do with where raptors live or why they are there.
ABOUT DEAN AMADON: Dr. Amadon was the former Lamont curator of birds at the American Museum of Natural History and president of the American Ornithologists’ Union. He was the author or co-author of over 400 publications, many, if not most on avian systematics. He passed away in 2003, in his 91st year. In 1937 he was offered a job at the AMNH by Frank M. Chapman. Dr. Amadon remained at the museum for the rest of his life. This grant is the result of a donation of AT&T stock that he gave to RRF in the late 1990s, which formed a large part of the principal of our Memorial Endowment Fund.
AMOUNT: $2,500 plus waived page charges. The waived page charges allow the recipient to publish their research in the Journal of Raptor Research. The recipient must be the primary author and the paper must reflect what the award was for.
Number of grants issued per year: 1.
TO APPLY: Submit:
• A cover letter highlighting the motivations, objectives, and expected outcomes of the study (1 page).
• The applicant’s CV.
• A proposal of no more than five pages, including:
o Background and justification (need)
o Study objectives and methods
o A budget detailing how funds will be spent
o A list of other funding sources, both requested and received
o Expected results
o Literature cited (maximum one page)
• A photograph of the applicant, preferably in the field, to be used when awards are announced.
Deadline: June 30
Application Method: Apply online through June 30th. Please contact email@example.com with questions about your application. The online application opens in January each year.
|The distribution, foraging behavior, food resources, and habitat use by Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) in Punakha-Wangdue Valley, Western Bhutan.
|Effects of Diet on Rough-legged Hawk (Buteo lagopus) Migration Distance.
|Matias A. Juhant
|Testing patterns and mechanisms of differential migration by age during the non-breeding season in three hawks of the genus Geranoaetus.
|Using high-resolution telemetry to describe daily and seasonal movements, habitat use, and activity of Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) in winter
|Eastern Screech-Owl density and the effects of anthropogenic noise in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia
|Are Central Asian Golden Eagles genetically distinct? The distribution of the subspecies Aquila chrysaetos daphanea in Mongolia
|Juvenile Goshawk movement ecology in the Northeastern United States
|Great Gray Owls on the Range Edge: Population Genomics and Ecology of an Elusive Raptor
|Michaela S. Brinkmeyer
|Using high-resolution genetic markers to reveal American Kestrel connectivity: towards understanding kestrel population declines and the impacts of climate change on raptor monitoring and management
|The effect of urbanization on gene expression in a widely distributed North American raptor
|Francisca Helena Aguiar-Silva
|Harpy Eagle nesting territories in Brazilian Forests, during the past 15 years
|Genetic Consequences of Different Approaches to Reintroduction:An Example with Bald and Golden Eagles
|Nest structure and breeding habitat characteristics of Barred Owls in Manitoba
|Bishnu Prasad Shrestha
|Status and Distribution of Critically Endangered Vultures; Gyps bengalensis, Gyps tenuirostris and Sarcogyps calvus in Dang Deukhuri Foothill Forests and West Rapti Wetlands, an Important Bird Area of Nepal
|Evaluating the impact of land-use on resident and migratory raptors in West African savannas
|Ronald Kale Mulwa
|Survey of raptors in the isolated hilltop forests of Muumoni, Endau and Nuu Hills of Kitui and Mwingi districts in eastern Kenya
|Distribution of birds of prey in Montecristo National Park, Santa Ana, El Salvador, (Evaluación del rol de las aves rapaces en el mosaico de habitats naturales y perturbados del parque nacional Montecristo y su zona de influencia, durante la estación reproductora 2007, Santa Ana, El Salvador)
|DNA analysis of population structure and subspecies composition of reestablished Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) populations in the Midwest
|Compilation of raptor notes in Sumatra, Indonesia; Sara Ress. Use of stable hydrogen isotopes to identify and assess yearly variation of natal origins among raptors migrating through the Florida Keys.
|Testing hypotheses of Harpy Eagle phylogenetics and phylogeography.
|A phylogenetic analysis of the avian family Accipitridae based on molecular data
|Timothy T. Weber
|Northern Goshawk habitat on the north coastal region of California
|Responses of a forest raptor community to critical habitat thresholds in central Alberta.
|The changes of ranges and habitats of Bright Harriers within European Russia in the twentieth century
|Winter distribution of American Kestrels
|Adaptive divergence among populations of kestrels in the Cape Verde Islands
|No applications received
|Samantha J. Rayroux
|Morphometric variation of five Northern Goshawk populations in North America