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Updated February 9th, 2016

The Theodore J. Cohn Research Fund : call for applications for 2016

Deadline : 31th March 2016

I have the pleasure to announce a new call for 2016. I remind you that this research grant is primarily to fund research projects in Orthoptera (s. l.) by young researchers often as part of a master’s or Ph.D. project, though post doctorates may also sometimes be funded. A total amount of $15K per year is available and it is possible to fund research grants for up to $ 1,500 per grantee.

The proposals should be in the following format and restricted to the indicated number of pages:

DESCRIPTION (one page)

  1. TITLE

  2. SIGNIFICANCE, stressing the new ideas and aspects of the proposal, expected contribution to theory, relation to previous work, etc. (applicants should emphasize the nature and significance of their proposal to provide the judges with the basis for weighing different projects, especially in fields outside their expertise),

  3. RESEARCH PLAN, including the particular orthopterans to be studied, methods, logistics, etc.

  4. TIMETABLE, even if approximate, to give the judges some idea of feasibility.

CURRICULUM VITAE (half page) including name, full address, present position or years in graduate school, education, number of papers published or completed, citation of selected publications pertinent to the proposal to aid the judges.

BUDGET (half page) including justification of items where appropriate (i. e. why special equipment is necessary unless clearly obvious), other funding for the project, etc. Overheads cannot be provided for on Society grants.

The Committee prefers proposals applicable to broad biological problems, even though the actual research may be narrower in scope. Proposals also should include clearly stated hypotheses and aims, and the nature of the evidence to be gathered to test the hypothesi(e)s and possible outcomes.

Proposals from graduate students must include a simple recommendation from their major professor or advisor. Those not affiliated with an educational or research institution should indicate where the work is to be done.

A short report will be required from the successful applicants. It will be written for our newsletter Metaleptea, and be suitable for both orthopterist and non-specialist readers.

Proposals should be submitted to the Chair at the following address: Michel Lecoq (mlecoq34@gmail. com) Last year, 28 projects were submitted to the Committee and 11 proposals funded demonstrating the continuing interest in our grants in support of students and young scientists. I’m sure we will receive again this year, as usual, a lot of exciting and innovative projects of high quality. So, start writing!


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