The Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative supports
biodiversity related research on Nantucket, Tuckernuck, and
Muskeget Islands through and annual Small Grants program.
This program awards grants of $1,500 or less to researchers
from all areas of the sciences. Funding is available for the
purchase of research equipment, travel to the Islands for
research, field supplies, sample processing, etc necessary
to complete a specific research project. Additional information
can be found in the grant guidelines and application.
We are currenlty soliciting applications
for funding in 2014.
The application deadline is February
Please see the Request
for Proposals for more information.
NBI Research Grants
In 2012, NBI was proud to provide funding for sixresearch
proposals for work on Nantucket and Tucketnuck. Please see
our Research Grants page for more information on our Grants
program. The recipients of NBI Research Grants will be conducting
research on biodiversity related issues this coming field
season. Reports resulting from this research will be posted
on the website and presented at an NBI Research Conference.
2012 NBI Research Grant Recipients
Sign-based Survey of Nantucket's Insect Fauna by: Charles
Eiseman (a continuation of previous work in 2011)
Population genetics of Spotted knapweed, an invasive plant
species on Nantucket Island by: Tomas Zavada
Dragonfly and Damselfly populations on Nantucket Island by:
Julia Blythe and Eric LoPresti
Coatue Wyer’s Point Biodiversity Plot Botanical Survey by:
Disturbance-based management in a changing world: Plant species
diversity in Massachusetts sandplain grasslands and heathlands
over the past two decades by: Kirsten Martin
2012 Annual Snake Survey, Nantucket and Tuckernuck by: Scott