Special Projects Grants

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society’s Special Projects awards provide funding to students at any level, faculty researchers, and individuals or civic groups proposing to do work that aligns with our general mission to promote the “observation, study, and conservation” of birds in Oklahoma.

 

Proposals will be judged by a committee of OOS members who will rank overall merit based on professionalism of presentation, articulation of the question or need the proposal addresses, and significance of the work to Oklahoma ornithology. To apply, prepare a written proposal in MS Word, double-spaced, using 11-pt or larger font, and with a maximum length of 3 pages (not including lit cited and budget).  Present the information in the following order:

 

  • name, institution, and contact information for the applicant

  • title

  • introduction and justification

  • clear statement of objectives

  • study area and methods description

  • anticipated results

  • literature cited

  • itemized budget of expenses for which the funds will be used
     

Applicants may request support in any amount up to $500. The deadline for submissions generally in March, with decisions in April. Check website for specific dates each year. 

Proposals should be sent as an email attachment to Don Glass, dglass@rsu.edu

The membership of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society invests a significant proportion of the annual budget in its commitment to fund Special Projects.  Applicants who receive Special Projects funding for research projects are expected to prepare a manuscript of the work for publication in the Society’s journal, the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society and/or deliver a presentation of the work as part of the scientific program at our Fall Annual Meeting, usually held in October. Recipients of funding for non-research projects are expected to summarize their projects in a submission to our newsletter, The Scissortail, and are also invited to deliver a presentation at an annual fall meeting.

Previous Special Projects Grant Recipients

 

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YEAR
TITLE OF PROJECT
AUTHOR
AMOUNT
2020
No Special Projects Awarded
2019
Patch and Landscape –scale Habitat Relationships to Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus) Abundance and Reproductive Success
Torie Cowell
$500
2019
Do humans drive hybridization? A genomic study of hummingbird species pairs
Elisa Henderson
$500
2019
Social network of wintering Chestnut-collared longspurs in Oklahoma grasslands
Nuwanthika Perera
$500
2018
Assessing the influence of turbulence and olfactory cover at Red-cockaded Woodpecker nesting cavity trees
Jared Elmore
$500
2018
Sibling rivalry and competition within Eastern Bluebird broods and its effects on growth factor 1 (IGF-1)
Matthew Ridenour
$500
2018
Northern Saw-whet Owls in Oklahoma: Capture rate efficiency and potential overwintering
Abbey Ramirez
$250
2018
Development of “Safe Passage” Oklahoma City Website
Nathan Kuhnert
$250
2017
eDNA Detection of the Endangered Least Tern, Sternula antillarum, in Oklahoma Rivers
Kayleigh Anaya
$500
2017
Examining the Effects of Environmental Contamination on the Cognitive Abilities of Free-Living Birds
Heather K LePage
$500
2017
Monofilament Line Recycling Bins to Benefit Oklahoma Birds
Laurie A. Ribitzki
$300
2016
Examining the Maintenance of Behavioral Syndromes in Pair-bonded Eastern Bluebirds
Meelyn Mayank Pandit
$500
2016
The Relationship between Nighttime Light Levels and Bird-Window Collisions
Ashton Roberts
$500
2015
Avian Response to Quarter Century Differences in Fire History in the Oklahoma Cross Timbers
Caitlin Laughlin
$500
2015
Effects of Supplemental Feeding on Eastern Bluebirds, Sialia sialis.
Danielle Clarís Perrryman
$500