Applications Open for Kessel Fellowships for Ornithological Research

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) aims to advance the scientific understanding of birds, enrich ornithology as a profession and promote a rigorous scientific basis for the conservation of birds.

AOS’s Kessel Fellowships for Ornithological Research are aimed at early career scientists and provide support for the full range of ornithological research currently published in peer-reviewed journals, such as avian biology, ecology, behaviour, conservation, genetics, interdisciplinary work etc.

This fellowship has been made possible through a bequest by Dr Brina Kessel. In recognition of Dr Kessel’s wishes, the 2021 fellowship will prioritise research undertaken in the Arctic as defined by the Arctic Council, although research undertaken in other areas may be considered.

The scheme is open to early career researchers. This includes postdoctoral researchers who have received their PhD within 10 years of the grant submission date (an extra year of eligibility may be granted for parental leave).

Researchers may be from any country, however, certain conditions apply:

Applicants are expected to have significant involvement in an ornithological society.

Applicants must be AOS members at the time of their application if they are citizens of the United States, Canada, Israel, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

Applicants who are not citizens of these countries or an AOS member are expected to be an active member of an ornithological society in their country or region.

Up to $15,000 is available. One new fellowship is available in 2021.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 March 2021.

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