Capybaras, the world’s largest
rodents, are widespread in Neotropical grasslands.
as $500 can launch a lifelong career in conservation. The
SGP provides funds to graduate students to cover research
expenses such as transportation costs and consumable supplies.
The Student Grant Program (SGP) was designed in response to feedback
from Venezuelan professors. Graduate student research projects
are often hindered by lack of funds for basic needs such as transportation,
lodging, meals and consumable field supplies. As little as $500
can launch a lifelong career in conservation.
Student researchers in our growing network outline their project
and describe its impact on grassland conservation.
HOW TO APPLY
Mail or submit electronically
Latin American students enrolled in a M.S. or Ph.D. program in
a U.S. or South American university are eligible to apply.
APPLICATION DEADLINES AND REVIEW
Applications are accepted on the 1st of April, August, and December
and are reviewed by members of the Student Grant Program committee
and two outside reviewers. Award decisions are based on the student's
demonstrated commitment to conservation, feasibility and merit
of the proposed project, and how closely the project meets the
mission of the Neotropical Grassland Conservancy. Applicants are
notified of funding decisions within a month of the application
Awards are distributed as a single allotment of US $500. Please
be prepared to provide bank name, address, and routing numbers.
Successful applicants are required to provide the NGC with a year-end
report summarizing project results and describing how funds were
used. Following submission of this report, students are eligible
for additional funding.