David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants Program

Grants of up to $6000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund conservation science or projects with application to the conservation of species, populations, or ecosystems. Projects must involve research related to the biota or physical environment of Black Rock Forest and must be completed, at least in part, at Black Rock Forest. We welcome applications from graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior researchers. 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. For questions, please call the Black Rock Forest Office at (845) 534-4517 or email kterlizzi@blackrockforest.org.  Application must be received by 5 PM on January 28, 2022.

Black Rock Forest is a nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to advance scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition to a 3,920-acre forest in Cornwall, NY the organization runs a science field station with labs, classrooms and lodging for researchers and students. The Forest features a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats and contains nearly 70km of forest roads and trails.


Isobel Mifsud, a masters student from Columbia University, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology and a 2020 David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grant recipient, explains the impact of winning the award had on her and her project (quantifying rates of N Fixation in xylophagous beetle larvae).


David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants 2021