This grant was established through a 1993 bequest from the Nelson family. It funds ornithological research involving wetland communities in Wisconsin. Grant amounts of up to $500 will be awarded for each project. Grant money may be used towards travel expenses related to fieldwork, supplies, and equipment; more costly equipment will be funded if ultimate ownership resides with a professional organization or institution. We request that winners of this award publish their research findings in the Passenger Pigeon.


Applicants must be Wisconsin residents and projects must be based in Wisconsin.

Application Requirements

All applicants should send their name, address, phone number, occupation, a short proposal, and an itemized budget that includes the funding a

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