December 11th, 2021

2022 Brenda McGowan Grant Available

NERI is offering a $1,000 grant to an individual or team in honor and memory of Brenda McGowan, a NERI supporter and co-founder of the Hubert Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project in 1987 (

Grant Purpose: To enable an individual or team to conduct research in support of NERI’s mission statement:

The purpose of NERI is to further knowledge of Pacific Northwest natural history through research, training, and dissemination of information.

The target recipient is looking into out-of-the-main-stream research, into the neglected corners and niches of ecology.

Application Requirements: 1 page maximum (excluding budget, project reference, and references) stating the following:

  • Project name and keyword(s) (maximum of 7).

  • Applicant’s name, affiliation, and contact information (email and mailing address).

  • Summary of project:

    • Purpose and objectives. What will be studied?

    • Scientific Rationale (why is study important?).

    • Methods.

    • References to existing literature are encouraged.

  • Project reference contact information (name, position/relationship, phone number, email). The reference should be someone who knows about the project or would be helping to advise or discuss project results.

  • Budgeted hours for project by personnel and any expenses (including mileage; state the number of miles and multiply by the current government mileage reimbursement rate)