The Huyck Preserve is a non-profit, independent field station with no formal university affiliation, supported by members and endowments. Huyck Research Grant awards are distributed each year to regional, national, and international applicants. The Emund Niles Huyck Preserve and Biological Research Station awards four to five Huyck Research Grants each year to selected scientists and graduate students. Over the last several decades, more than $250,000 in grants have been awarded to support research conducted at the Huyck Preserve.
Huyck Research Grants help fund research projects in a variety of disciplines that focus on the natural systems of the Huyck Preserve. A significant portion of the project must take place at the Huyck Preserve; studies performed exclusively outside of the Preserve will not be funded. We support work in basic and applied ecology, conservation biology, taxonomy, animal behavior, evolution, earth sciences, land use history, and other areas of natural science. The typical grant award is approximately $2,000, but can be as much as $3,500 for more established researchers and/or projects that involve extended residencies. Senior researchers, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers are eligible. Funds may be used for the purchase of equipment, travel, food, publication costs, and stipends for assistant/student researchers. Preference is given to proposals that involve residencies of one week or longer at the Huyck Preserve.
The Huyck Preserve will consider supporting multi-year projects. Researchers intending to extend their projects over more than one year should include in their proposal a clear, anticipated multi-year schedule for the project with a by-year budget. Approval of multi-year proposals does NOT ensure continued funding/permission to perform research at the Huyck Preserve after the first year; continued funding and permission is based on successful completion of that year's progress report and a work plan for the next year. The Huyck Preserve will make its best effort to continue funding multi-year projects at the funding level approved initially, but this will be contingent on budgetary constraints.
As part of the Huyck Preserve's continued efforts to share scientific research with the broader community and the members that have supported research endeavors at the Preserve, Huyck Research Grant recipients are required to participate in scientific outreach while they are in residence through at least one of the following: (1) a presentation at our Annual Science Symposium, (2) a presentation during our summer Thursday Night Lecture Series, (3) an article in our bi-annual newsletter, (4) a guided public hike, (5) a guest lecture for our educational programs.
Grant recipients are also asked to submit raw data from research conducted at the Huck Preserve to add to its long-term database and to inform the Preserve of resultant publications.
Huyck Research Grant Information
Due to COVID-19 the program will not be offered in 2021.
For a list of recent Huyck Research Grant recipients, follow the link below.
Previous Huyck Grant Recipients