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H. Branch Howe Grant

H. Branch Howe Jr. Biography

Call for Applications

The Georgia Ornithological Society offers graduate student research grants of up to $15,000 in support of ornithological research..


Guidelines for Grant Applicants

1) Applicants must be GOS members to apply for the Howe Graduate Student Research Grant.

2)The applicants, during the grant period, must be enrolled graduate students in the State of Georgia.

3) The research must be primarily ornithological and must be conducted under faculty direction.

4) Preference will be given first to research performed in Georgia; second to that performed in the U.S. outside Georgia; third to that performed in the Americas outside the U.S., especially when involving species moving between North and South America; and then to that performed in other parts of the world.

5) The grant will normally be for a period of 12 months. Application for renewal is permitted. The grant will not fund the grantee's salary, tuition, university overhead, or indirect costs.

6) The grant committee** will determine the amount to be granted per applicant. It may award the entire grantable amount to one applicant (unlikely) or apportion varying amounts among several applicants as it deeM.S. fit.

7) The applicant should state whether he/she can do the necessary work if the amount granted were less than the amount requested.

8) 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. Please state if applicant is also applying for the Terrell Grant.

9) The grant application, not to exceed 10 pages, should include a cover page (with the applicant’s name, email, phone, degree pursuing, and title of the research project), 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.

10) Email grant application and two letters of reference to Georgann Schmalz: georgannschmalz at windstream.net

11) The grant application and the letters of reference shall reach the Research Grant Committee via email no later than December 31 each year. The grantees shall be selected by February 28, with the concurrence of the GOS Executive Committee.

12) At the end of the grant period, the grantee is required to submit to the Research Grant 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 Oriole.

Grant applications will be reviewed and evaluated by a three-person committee (i.e., Howe 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 one research scientist. 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.

All grant applications materials shall be emailed to Georgann Schmalz: georgannschmalz at windstream.net

 


H. Branch Howe, Jr.Graduate Student Research Grants Awarded

2016 -

Heather Abernathy, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia
“Effects of historic Hydroclimate and Isolation on Current Songbird Abundance; Building a Better Predictive Model”

Cody Cox, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia
"Analyzing occupancy and movements of Neotropical migratory birds wintering in the Corredor Biologico Pajaro Campana, Costa Rica"

Angela Hsiung, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia
"Factors influencing migratory propensity of altitudinal migrants within tropical agricultural landscapes in Costa Rica"

Betsy Kurimo-Beechuk, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia
"Estimating occupancy and abundance of secretive marsh birds and evaluating the effects of metal contaminants on the health of clapper rails in the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Jacksonville, Florida"

Joel Owen, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia
"Modeling Parrot Nest Site Selection"

 

2015 -

Heather Abernathy, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Effects of historic Hydroclimate and Isolation on Current Songbird Abundance; Building a Better Predictive Model” 

Shannon Curry, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Public Perceptions of Wild Birds and Bird Feeding Activity in Palm Beach County, Florida” 

Brigette N. Haram, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Identification and Monitoring of Bald Eagle Roosts on a Georgia Reservoir Dominated by Hydrilla verticillate to Investigate Effects of Avian Vacuolar Myelinopathy” 

Joel Owen, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

“The Factors Affecting Red-and-Green Macaw Nest Site Selection in Fazenda Boa Vista, Brazil.” 

Brianna WilliaM.S., M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Diversity of Ectoparasites and Haemoparasites of Seabirds on Middleton Island, Alaska and their Impacts on the Health of Birds” 

 

2014 -

Amanda E. Holland, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Environmental Contaminants and Blood Parasite Loads in Black and Turkey Vultures in the Southeastern USA” 

Andrea J. Ayala, Ph. D Candidate, University of Georgia

“Epidemiological and Ecological Factors Influencing Viral Transmission from Backyard Poultry to Wild Resident Birds.” 

Shannon Curry, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

“Urban Foraging Impacts on White Ibis Health in Palm Beach County, Florida” 

 

2013 -

Shannon Curry, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Lauren M. Deaner, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University

Brigette N. Haram, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Anna Joy Lehmicke, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Katie LeAnn Reames, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University

Abby Sterling, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia  

 

2012 -

Camille Beasley, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Mason Cline, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Emily Cornelius, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Christy Greene, Ph.D.. candidate, GeorgiaState University

Brigette N. Haram, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Clark Jones, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Ryan A. Malloy, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia 

Gabrielle L. Robinson, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2011 -

Camille Beasley, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Clark D. Jones, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Anna Joy Lehmicke, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Ryan A. Malloy, Ph.D.. candidate, University of Georgia

Gabrielle L. Robinson, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2010 -

Clark D. Jones, Ph.D.. Candidate, University of Georgia

Patti J. Newell, Ph.D.. Candidate, University of Georgia

Bryan L. Nuse, Ph.D.. Candidate, University of Georgia

 

2009 -

Jonathan K. Gray, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

Brett M. Maley, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

Catherine E. Ricketts, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

Kirk W. Stodola, Ph.D.. Candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2008 -

Ryan Malloy, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

Michael C. Parrish, M.S. Candidate, University of Georgia

Kathryn Spear, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Kirk Stodola, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2007 -

Dallas Rebecca Ingram, M.S. candidate, Valdosta State University

Brandon Noel, Ph.D. candidate, Arkansas State University

Kathryn Spear, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2006 -

Renee E. Carleton, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia

Nico Suzanne Dauphine, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia

Soo Hyung Eo, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia

Rua Stob, Ph.D. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2005 -

Nico Suzanne Dauphine, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

Cary Leung, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University

Elizabeth K. Mojica, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Brandon L. Noel, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University 

 

2004 -

Nico Suzanne Dauphine, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

Catharine Bradley, Ph.D. Candidate, Emory University

Guo-Jing Weng, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2003 -

Wendy Grus, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Michigan

Kirsten R. Hazler, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia

John B. Sabine, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2002 -

Brady J. Mattsson, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Angela B. McMellen, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Gina M. Zimmerman, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University 

 

2001 -

R. Clay George, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia

Elizabeth Wright, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

2000 -

Kenneth J. Feeley, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University

Scott B. Somershoe, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University

A. Corrie WilliaM.S., M.S. candidate, Appalachian State University 

 

1999 -

William A. Mackin, Ph.D. Candidate, Univ. of North Carolina - Chapel Hill 

 

1998 -

Stacy A. Lindemann, M.S. candidate, Georgia Southern University

Maria A. Whitehead, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

1997 -

William Benjamin Cash, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Mississippi 

 

1996 -

James C. Major, Jr., Ph.D. Candidate, University of Texas 

 

1995 -

Larkin A. Powell, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Georgia 

 

1994 -

James B. Berdeen, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia 

 

1993 -

R. Terry Chesser, Ph.D. Candidate, Louisiana State University 

 

1992 -

Sara R. Morris, M.S. candidate, Cornell University 

 

1991 -

Dagmar Platt Thurmond, M.S. candidate, University of Georgia