2006 MONA Development Grants

Wagner, David david.wagner at uconn.edu
Tue Apr 4 12:21:29 EDT 2006

2006 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 charges.

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 next round of  awards is 15
May, 2006.  Results will be announced July 1, 2006. 

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

Proposals for MONA Development Grants should be sent to:

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

David L. Wagner
Associate Professor
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
v. 860-486-2139; f. 860-486-6364
email: david.wagner at uconn.edu


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