2015 NBI Research Grant RFP


Information for Grant Recipients

NBI Research Grant Final Report Guidelines



Past NBI Grant Recipients

NBI Grant Final Reports 2006-2010



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 2015.

The application deadline is March 15th 2015.

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: Pamela Polloni

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 Smyers


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