Small grants program for ecology and conservation science – Black Rock Forest

We at Black Rock Forest ( invite applications for our annual David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants Program for scientific research at Black Rock Forest.

Grants of up to $6000US will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund scientific research conducted within or pertaining to Black Rock Forest, with a particular emphasis on research with applications to the conservation of species, populations, or ecosystems.

Applications from graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior researchers are welcomed. Proposals from undergraduate and high school students are accepted if submitted in collaboration with the faculty who will directly supervise their research. Award funds can be used to purchase project supplies and equipment, to pay for processing of samples at external laboratory facilities, as stipends for students or research assistants, and/or to cover transportation or other incidental costs.

We are especially interested in proposals from underrepresented groups and those that utilize our new wireless mesh network:

For guidelines, application materials, and more information on Black Rock Forest, please visit

For questions, please call the Black Rock Forest office at 1-845-534-4517 or email our research manager, Kate Terlizzi:

Applications must be received by 17:00 (EST) January 29, 2021.

Black Rock Forest is an environmental nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to advance scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition to a nearly 1600 hectare forest, the organization runs a science field station with labs, classrooms and lodging for investigators and students in Cornwall, New York. The Forest features a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats and contains nearly 70km of forest roads and trails.