Museum Of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) Ernst Mayr Travel Grants 2020/2021 in Animal Systematics | APPLY NOW

The MCZ awards travel grants for research in animal systematics which is also known as the Ernst Mayr Grants is inviting all interested applicants to apply for the travel grants. The principal aim or objective of these grants is to stimulate taxonomic work on neglected taxa, which includes taxa with numerous poorly described species, genera and families known to have many undescribed species in institutional collections, taxa for which it is unknown why the proportion of the nominal species are synonyms and difficult genera without keys.

About the Museum Of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) Ernst Mayr Travel Grants 2020/2021

Typical expenses that may be paid by these grants includes travel, lodging and meals for up to a few weeks while conducting research at the museum reasonable services purchased from the host institution, and research supplies. Awards average about $1,000 each and may not exceed $1,500.Recipients will receive a check from the bank of America sent by Fed Ex. Alternatively, checks can be picked up at the museum of comparative zoology.

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It is not the aim of these grants to support largely phylogenetic studies of taxa in which the species are reasonably well known or to support biogeographic studies. The study of type specimens and their correct identification is the greatest need in poorly known as taxa. This typically requires visits to other museums which is what the Ernst Mayr Grants program tries to facilitate.

The Museum Of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) Ernst Mayr Travel Grants 2020/2021 is open to all. Preference will be given to students that make use of the MCZ collections, although applications to work at other museums will be considered. All interested applicants can apply by clicking on the link which would be provided for you below, on clicking on this link you will be redirected to the site where you are to download the application form and all applicants must be written in English.

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Application Process

To apply for the museum comparative zoology Ernst Mayr Grants 2020/2021 is quite simple and straightforward.  To apply for the grants you are to click on this link and along with your application you are to provide the following;

  1. Short project description and explicit statement of the research goal
  2. Itinerary
  3. Budget
  4. CV
  5. Three letters of Support
  6. Letters or Email from each collection to be visited


Proposals for the grants are reviewed twice a year, application deadline are October 15, 2020 and April 1, 2021. Awards typically will be announced within two months following the application deadline. Each applicant is required to submit a written report summarizing the scientific accomplishments achieved with the awards with one month of travel completion.

For more details, visit this link.

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