Nisbet Research Award
About the Nisbet Research Award
This grant is open globally to any student, professional, or amateur and should focus on those interested in research and conservation on terns and gulls. Financial and education status of applicants are not considerations. Selection is made by a committee based on the applicant’s likelihood of publishing timely and substantial contributions to the literature and/or making a contribution to the conservation of waterbirds. Depending on the scientific merit of the competition, awards will be offered in most years – one or more awards in the $1,000 range will be given. View past Nisbet Research Award winners.
Application materials should include 5 pages: (a) a cover sheet click here and abstract summarizing the work with all contact information, (b) three pages of narrative to include Background and Rationale, with hypotheses or questions stated, Methods, Literature Cited, and whether it is part of any cooperative (e.g. matching funds) project, and (c) a budget page.
Proposals are due by July 15. The award or awards, if any, will be announced no later than 1 October, annually.
The recipients of awards are expected to publish their reports in peer-reviewed outlets and acknowledge both the Nisbet Award and the Waterbird Society for support. The recipients are also expected to submit a short (1-2 page) report to the Grants Committee summarizing the results of their research project.
Grant applications should be submitted to:
Dr. Dave Moore (Chair, Selection Committee)
Canadian Wildlife Service, Canada Centre for Inland Waters
867 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, Canada L7R 4A6