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American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award

The American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award is a Grant sponsored by American Ornithologists' Union.

Award Information:

Amount of Grant: Minimum: $500, Maximum: $2500
Application Deadline: 1-Feb
Requirements: Applicant must be a member of AOU researching a project in ornithology. Research proposal, references, and estimated expenses required.
Eligibility: College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

American Ornithologists' Union
National Museum of Natural History, MRC 116
Washington, DC 20560-0116
USA
Email Address: aou@nmnh.si.edu
Phone Number: 202 357 2051
Fax Number: 202 633 8084
http://pica.wru.umt.edu/AOU/AOU.html

You can find out more by contacting:

Dr. Gary Ritchison
Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY 40475-3102
US

It is important to search for the background of the grant. The best shot of success is a result of finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. Prior to starting, try to recognize the driving force for the American Ornithologists' Union and their reason for offering the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award. If you meet the requirements, you should determine if you have the possibility of actually getting the grant. If you think that you have a decent shot of actually being a recipient of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award, then it is worth it to fill out an application.

A vital aspect of applying for the grant is paying close attention to the application. Some forms are drawn-out and tedious, but take the time to make sure that you fill out the application accurately and without omission. It would be awful to get passed over as the result of something that could have been avoided.

Once the application is sent off, figure out the timeframe regarding when the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award chooses a winner and makes payment of the money so that you can know if you can rely on the grant to assist with your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, as there may be restrictions on what expenses are covered by the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award. It can be difficult to be able to handle the increasing costs of education, and making use of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award to defray some of the costs can make things much easier. If you don't end up getting the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Student Research Award, try not to be upset, there will be alternative grants and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015

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