Guidelines for Grant Applicants
I) Applicants must be GOS members to apply for the Terrell Graduate Student Research Grant.
II) The applicants must be enrolled graduate students in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, or Alabama. First priority will be given to supporting students enrolled in Georgia universities or students who were born in Georgia if enrolled out-of-state.
III) The grant will be for a period of one year, and GOS may grant no more than $15,000 total to all applicants within that timeframe. Students may apply for follow-up grant money once the grant period has expired.
IV) GOS will not award money from both of its graduate student grant sources (i.e., Howe and Terrell) to an individual applicant within the same calendar year.
V) The grant committee** is authorized to determine the amount to be granted per deserving applicant. For example, in some cases there may be only one quality application, and the committee may decide to reward that application with the entire $15,000. In other cases there may be multiple quality applications, and the committee shall determine how to distribute the grant total among them.
VI) The applicant should state whether he/she can do the necessary work if the amount granted were less than the amount requested.
VII) Grant money shall not be used to fund the grantee's salary, tuition, university overhead requirements, or other indirect costs.
VIII) The research must be ornithological and must be conducted under faculty direction. Although a broad range of ornithological research may be supported by this grant money, those projects which emphasize the following areas will receive highest priority:
IX) The typewritten grant application, not to exceed 10 pages, should include a description of the research project, literature citations, an itemized budget, a statement of other financial support, and a brief resume of the applicant. Two letters of reference, submitted separately, are also required, one of which should be from the directing faculty member.
X) The grant application and the letters of reference shall reach the Research Grant Committee no later than December 1 each year. The grantees shall be selected by January 31, with the concurrence of the GOS Executive Committee during that body's February meeting.
XI) At the end of the grant
period, the grantee is required to submit to the committee a brief written
summary of research results and grant expenditures. The grantee is
encouraged to present research results to the members of GOS at a semiannual
meeting and/or to submit a manuscript to the journal of GOS, The
J. Michael Meyers, Ph.D.
**Grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a three-person committee (i.e., Terrell Grant Committee). The chairperson of this committee shall be appointed by the GOS president. The chairperson shall then appoint two committee members with the concurrence of the president. The committee shall include at least two active research scientists. In the event that there is a conflict of interest involving an applicant and a committee member, the committee member shall recuse himself or herself from the review process for that application. If a committee member must be recused, the chairperson or acting chairperson shall recommend a temporary replacement for the president's concurrence.