Kevin Kritz Research Grant

Kevin Kritz Research Grant

THE AWARD: The Kevin J. Kritz Memorial Research Grant provides financial support for field research on eagle biology and conservation anywhere around the globe. The annual grant will be up to $2,000. The Fund was established by Kevin’s family in 2023 in memory of this distinguished and devoted raptor conservationist, biologist, public servant, and long-time member of the RRF, Kevin Kritz (1959-2022).

ABOUT KEVIN KRITZ: Over his long and successful career, Kevin worked for three U.S. government agencies; the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and most recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, where he worked for 21 years before his passing. In all those roles, Kevin worked tirelessly to achieve conservation for raptors and to ensure that the best available science and high ethical standards were at the core of our decision making.

Kevin appreciated all wildlife and raptors but had a particular love of eagles. For many years, he voiced concerns on their behalf in a world where it’s sometimes all too easy to forget why they are important. Kevin will be remembered for his passion for raptors and eagles, his wonderful sense of humor and his laugh, and his leadership and professionalism when seeking conservation goals for raptors. 

In Memoriam


THE AWARD: The Kevin J. Kritz Memorial Grant seeks to provide support and advance research on eagles and eagle conservation anywhere in the world. 

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit the documents listed below. Applications should be submitted in English, but translation or editorial assistance may be available (depending on the applicant’s native language) to applicants whose first language is not English. The review of applications will be evaluated based on their scientific merit and not grammar or syntax.

  • A cover letter highlighting the motivations, objectives, and expected outcomes of the study
  • The applicant’s CV
  • A proposal of no more than five pages, including:
  • Background and justification (need)
  • Study objectives and methods
  • A budget detailing how funds will be spent
  • A list of other funding sources, both requested and received
  • Expected results
  • Literature cited (maximum one page)
  • A photograph of the applicant, preferably in the field, to be used when awards are announced.

AMOUNT: Up to $2,000 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

Deadline: June 30th

Application Method: Apply online through June 30th. Please contact with questions about your application. The online application opens in January each year.

Additional contributions to the Kritz Fund are welcome. Donations can be made through our website.

Kevin Kritz Research Grant

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