New Grants-in-Aid of Research

Kim Drager (here, a PhD student) and Dr. Adrian Smith
hold a partial cast of a Trap-Jaw (Odontomachus relictus) nest colony on Red Hill in 2016.
Future graduate student work at Archbold will be eligible for these grants.

Archbold announces a new program of grants-in-aid of research to increase the number and diversity of graduate students and postdoctoral scientists conducting fieldwork at Archbold (including the Station, Reserve and Buck Island Ranch). Thanks to a generous challenge gift from Mark and Nancy Deyrup and many matching gifts received last year, Archbold will start awarding two grants-in-aid of research by visiting scholars in 2019. Students enrolled in a graduate program and those appointed as a postdoctoral scientist and studying in any area of field biology are eligible. The awards will provide each successful applicant with $2,000 annually to defray research-related expenses. The proposed work must involve field research conducted at Archbold and/or the immediate area and include at least four weeks based on-site at Archbold. The request for applications will be announced in March 2019 with applications due by April 4th at 5 PM, awarded by April 30th, and available for the 2019 field season.