LAURENCE M. KLAUBER MEMORIAL SUMMER RESEARCH GRANT NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES
We are happy to announce we are now accepting entries for our annual Laurence M. Klauber Memorial Summer Research Grant! Applications will be accpeted through through Friday, April 30th. Though many universities and organizations have reduced facility use and field work to varying degrees due to the current pandemic situation, there are still opportunities for many projects (including non-university-affiliated) to begin or continue, including working from home or socially-distanced in the field. Details on the Klauber Grant:
- Any current SWCHR member may apply (if you know someone interested in applying, remind them dues are $20 for the calendar year; $10 for students; information on joining is available on our website at www.southwesternherp.com/join.html).
- This grant is intended for research on Southwestern US herpetofauna. This research could entail field work in one of the six states in the SWCHR region of interest (AZ, CA, NV, NM, TX, UT), or lab work performed elsewhere, using specimens obtained in those six states. For example, a study on Green Anole behavior in Florida, or DNA analysis using populations from Florida, would not be a viable candidate for this grant; but a study on Green Anole behavior in Texas, or DNA analysis on populations in Texas, would be considered.
- Proposals must be specific in how the SWCHR grant will be used. Examples include but are not limited to: fees for land access, equipment/materials necessary for the research, travel/lodging cost offset, etc.
- Winner in the Adult category will receive $500 cash prize; Junior category will receive $250 cash prize; to be used only as stipulated in their proposals.