MONA Development grants program

Lawrence F. Gall lawrence.gall at
Tue Dec 14 11:26:54 EST 2004

Here is a recent announcement regarding a new grants
program for support of MONA Fascicles:

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MONA Development Grants

The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation (WERF) is
initiating a grants-in-aid program to help authors complete
systematic work leading directly to the completion of one or
more MONA fascicles.  Activities eligible for funding
include museum travel, data basing, illustration, equipment,
software, and author stipends.  Collecting and other types
of fieldwork will not be supported.

MONA Development Grants, up to $5,000 per annum, will be
awarded for terms of one calendar year.  Authors who can
demonstrate substantial progress in a first year of funding
will be eligible to apply for funding in years two and
three.  Because the WERF's ability to fund these grants
depends on sales from completed publications, second or
third year awards will be viewed most favorably if a
finished, submission-ready manuscript will be submitted
during the second or third year.  Priority will be given to
projects nearing completion and/or to authors who have
demonstrated prior achievement in producing monographic

Proposals for grants should be no more than 2000 words,
excluding cited literature and budgetary information.  The
proposal should describe progress to date and clearly state
the project objectives, methods, schedule, and expected
products.  A detailed budget justification, while
recommended, is optional.  WERF policy does not permit use
of grant funds for the payment of institutional indirect

Potential authors of MONA fascicles are typically identified
by the WERF Board prior to the preparation of a given
volume.  Those contemplating authorship are urged to contact
the Board Chair, Ronald Hodges, prior to submitting a
proposal.  Initially, only one or two MONA Development
Grants will be funded.  The deadline for the first round of
2005 awards is 15 February, 2005.  Results will be announced
15 April, 2005.

This grants-in-aid program has been made possible through a
generous bequest by Bryant Mather and his Estate to the

Proposals for MONA Development Grants should be sent to:

Dr. Ronald W. Hodges
85253 Ridgetop Drive
Eugene, OR  97405


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