The Dipterology Fund
The Dipterology Fund is a non-profit fund for the support of dipterological research in North America. Each year up to four grants will be made to a maximum of CAD $1000 each. There are two categories of support available from the Dipterology Fund:
Student Research and Travel Grants. These grants are available to students or postdocs in dipterology and may be used to support travel to conferences, museums or other research institutions, or field work for collecting or study.
Development Grants for North American Dipterology. This category is for proposals in areas other than those described above. Funding in this category would include, but not be restricted to, grants to bring visiting scientists to North American Diptera collections, and to support research activities of individual dipterists who are not full-time students and who lack other conventional means of research support.
Previous recipients of Dipterology Fund grants may submit applications for a second grant, as long as they are not in consecutive years, and not for the same project. Decisions on repeat funding will be at the discretion of the Grants Committee. Repeat applicants should note any previous Dipterology Fund grants on their application.
Preference will be given to applications for research in systematics, faunistics and ecology. Applications must include a 1-2 page research proposal or justification of the proposed activities and an estimated budget for the proposed research or activity (including consideration of funding available from other sources). Applicants must also include a 1-2 page CV. Applications for the next competition must be submitted to the Chair of the Grants Committee by email (as Word or WordPerfect attachments) on or before March 1st of the competition year. All applications will be reviewed by a Grants Committee made up of six dipterists who will transmit their rankings and comments to the Chair. Decisions will be announced as soon as possible thereafter. Any questions regarding the application procedure or The Dipterology Fund should be directed to the Chair:
Dr. Terry A. Wheeler, Chair – The Dipterology Fund, Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University, Macdonald Campus, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, H9X 3V9, Canada.
Phone: 514-398-7937, Fax: 514-398-7990, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
20 June 2003