Friends of Nachusa Grasslands
2024 Scientific Research Grants
To support scientific endeavors, Friends of Nachusa Grasslands awards monetary grants to qualified candidates conducting scientific research significant to Nachusa Grasslands.
Research projects should focus primarily on prairie, savanna, wetland, woodland, and stream habitat management such as prescribed fire, seed collection, weed control, general or specific flora or faunal populations, and natural areas restoration.
Special consideration may be given to proposals investigating the specific questions noted on Potential Research Topics at Nachusa Grasslands as well as the addendum to the Guidelines entitled “Potential Research Topics at Nachusa Grasslands,” but these research questions should not be considered limiting for grant applications.
Thanks to our supporters' generous donations and matching grants, the annual award amounts have increased from $1,000 when we began the program in 2011 to a maximum of $75,000 in 2024.
2024 Grant Program
University researchers or college graduate students, members of pertinent organizations, or individuals who have previously demonstrated valuable results in relevant research who are conducting or planning to conduct research at Nachusa Grasslands may be considered for the 2024 grants.
Please address any questions, suggestions, or comments about the grant program to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past research projects supported by the Friends are listed on each year's Science Grants page: