RVAS’s mission is to support the conservation and restoration of ecosystems so that birds and other wildlife may flourish and contribute to our planet’s biodiversity. Members enjoy observing wildlife and seek its protection through efforts to advance public understanding of the relationships of all life forms and the consequences of interfering with these relationships. Rogue Valley Audubon Society members are concerned conservationists who work to extend the public’s awareness of the value of conservation. They also seek to inform and influence lawmakers so that their work may reflect this value.

RVAS Student Research Scholarship fund: The Rogue Valley Audubon is proud to support student’s conducting research in various areas of avian biology and that relates to the conservation of birds. Scholarship awards range from $250-$3,000 annually. Applications are due February 5, 2019 by 5:00PM. Priority will be given to research being conducted in southern Oregon, but other geographical areas may be considered.

Disbursement of funds: 50% will be dispersed upon acceptance. The remaining 50% will be dispersed once all final deliverables are submitted.


  • – Students must show proof of enrollment in a University for either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program.
  • – Student must submit a completed Application Form and budget by the February 5 deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
  • – Student must submit a Letter of Recommendation from a faculty advisor who will oversee the research by the February 5 deadline.
  • – Students must agree to terms and conditions of scholarship.
  • – Student must meet deliverables.

Deliverables, must be completed within one calendar year:

  • – Student must submit a final product. Examples include but are not limited to: thesis, published journal article, final report, documentary, etc… (If completing a multi-year research project, results to date are also acceptable).
  • – Student will hold a presentation of their research at a Rogue Valley Audubon Chapter meeting.
  • – Students will write a summary of their project for the RVAS Newsletter, “The Chat.
  • – Students will provide credit to RVAS support in written, and public facing outreach materials.

Submit application in PDF format by 5:00 PM on February 5, 2019 to: Carol Mockridge, RVAS Board President: mockridge50@hotmail.com .

Rogue Valley Audubon Society Student Research Grant Application

  1. Describe the proposed research and why the research is needed (limit 750 words).
  2. Briefly describe how the proposed research supports the mission of the Audubon Society (limit 200 words).
  3. Describe in detail the research methods you will use including: data collection, analysis, and interpretation (limit 750 words).
  4. Outline a timeline for your research and anticipated end date. (limit 200 words, bullet points are ok).
  5. Please provide a budget explaining how funds will be used. Funding may not be used for student salary, but can be used for mileage, lodging, per diem, materials and supplies, and necessary programs or software. Funding is capped at $3,000. Please include secured and pending matching funds. We will require copies of all project expense-related receipts.