Research Grant


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Redwood Region Audubon Society (RRAS) is offering a research grant (one award per year) of up to $500 for studies on birds. This grant is available to undergraduate and graduate students at Cal Poly Humboldt and College of the Redwoods. Its purpose is to encourage learning about birds in Humboldt, Trinity, Siskiyou, and Del Norte counties and to support projects that will advance knowledge of them.

To apply for the grant, submit the following by Dec. 1, 2023 (no more than two pages please):

  1. The title of the project, applicant’s name, address, phone number, email address, and the date submitted.

  2. Estimated time frame for project.

  3. Description of the project: Outline the purposes, objectives, hypotheses where appropriate, and methods of data collection and analysis. Highlight aspects of the work that you believe are particularly important and creative. How will it advance our knowledge of our local birds?

  4. Description of the final product.

  5. Budget: Summarize intended use of funds. Our grant does not approve the outright purchase of capital equipment or high-end items such as computers and software.

  6. Academic status (school, graduate student, undergrad)

  7. Letter of support from a sponsor, such as an academic supervisor, major professor, professional associate, or colleague should accompany your application.

  8. Your signature, as the person performing the project and the one responsible for dispersing the funds. All the information related to your application may be submitted electronically.

Application materials should be submitted electronically (in PDF format) to: Dr. C.J. Ralph at and Hal Genger at

Grant recipients will be selected by a committee approved by the chapter’s Board of Directors.

The grant recipient will be expected to give a brief presentation of their project at a chapter meeting and/or in the chapter’s newsletter.

Recipients may reapply and receive a second grant, but no more.