Raptor Research Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Raptor Research Foundation seeks individuals and organizations that study and help to protect birds of prey.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants each year. Grantseekers should expect a decent amount of competition when applying for a grant.

PROFILE: In 1965, a group of people concerned with the status of the declining Peregrine Falcon population founded the Raptor Research Foundation (RRF). By 1974, RRF has around 600 members and today, it has nearly 1,000 members worldwide. RRF offers seven awards and annual grants that it makes available to both RRF members and non-members:

Dean Amadon Grant. A $1,000 grant available to help those working in the “area of distribution and systematics of raptors.” The deadline for this grant is June 30.

Leslie Brown Memorial Grant. This is a grant for up to $1,400, and is available to those who are researching African birds of prey. The deadline for application submissions is June 30.

Stephen R. Tully Memorial Grant. A $500 grant, which supports the study and conservation of raptors, the Tully grant supports students and amateurs. The deadline for submissions is June 30.

James R. Koplin Travel Award. Offers up to $500 and includes a free membership to RRF for one year. The Koplin award is given to senior author students who are presenting a paper or poster at the annual RRF meeting.

Explore RRF's Grants and Awards page to learn more about the foundation’s non-monetary awards. The foundation largely invests in research, conferences, and other related activities. As such, grants are modest. 



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