DOS Conservation Science Grants

Support innovative investigations into bird conservation challenges


The Delaware Ornithological Society (DOS) Conservation Science Grants support innovative investigations into bird conservation challenges. DOS encourages projects with a strong emphasis on species and habitat conservation and management. We also are interested in projects that greatly enhance our understanding of the conservation requirements of bird species of conservation concern.

To be eligible for funding, projects must be located within the state of Delaware or within the Delaware Estuary in Pennsylvania or New Jersey (click here for map). Projects in adjacent areas with results that are transferable to this focus area may be considered at the discretion of the committee (please contact us before submitting).


Open to non-profit organizations; university-affiliated researchers, including graduate students; and to qualified unaffiliated researchers. University-affiliated proposals must be submitted directly by the Principal Investigator.


Deadline: 4:00 PM on 15 April 2023

Download the Grant Application

Download the Grant Budget Template


Grants are reviewed annually by a grant review committee appointed by the DOS Conservation Chair.

Funding Source

This grant program is funded using a portion of the money raised by the Delaware Bird-a-Thon.