Small ornithological research grants

Closing date for applications (for 2024 awards): 31 October 2023

The BOU Small Ornithological Research Grants scheme offers awards of up to £2,000 to support small projects on any aspect of ornithology.

The scheme is open to BOU members only. An exception is made for those from and still residing and working in a low- or middle-income country (see list), who can apply without being a member.

Individuals seeking support for a short-term research position, between a first and higher degree programme or immediately after completion of a higher degree, may wish to consider our Career Development Bursaries.

Join the BOU to apply for a grant.

Closing date for applications (for 2024 awards): 31 October 2023

View guidelines (PDF).

Download application form (with guidelines).

View previous awards.

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