As part of ATBC’s mission to promote excellence in the next generation of tropical biologists, the ATBC offers Seed Research Grants to support graduate student research projects addressing tropical biology and conservation. Annually, the ATBC Seed Research Grant program funds research expenses for approximately 10 students, depending on the funds available each year. Read about the exciting research of previous Seed Grant recipients here.

Awards and Allowable Expenses

Grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded and may be used for travel (domestic or international), lodging, meals, and other research-related expenses. Funds cannot be used to purchase permanent equipment (e.g., computers, cameras, etc.), but consumable supplies are allowed.


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