2017 NBI Research Grant RFP


Information for Grant Recipients

NBI Research Grant Final Report Guidelines


Form for Reporting Animal Collections

Form for Reporting Plant Collections




Past NBI Grant Recipients and Projects

NBI Grant Final Reports 2006-2015



NBI Research Grants

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.

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017 Research Grant Cycle. Grant proposals due by March 15th 2017.


Please see the Request for Proposals for more information.


In 2016, NBI was proud to provide funding for six research proposals for work on Nantucket and Tucketnuck. 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.

Project Title
Tunicate fauna biodiversity of Nantucket and Muskeget
Mary Carmen Woods Hole Oceanigraphic Institute
Northern long-eared bat survey Zara Dowling University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Neglected herbivorous insects
Charley Eiseman and Julia Bluth  
Invasive jellyfish genetics and distribution
Annette Govindarajan
Woods Hole Oceanigraphic Institute
Eel grass wasting disease
Torrie Hanley Notheastern University
Salt marsh ecosystems
Marc Hensel University of Massachuetts, Boston
Hardwood and rock-colonizing lichen survey
Elizabeth Kneiper
Queen Anne's lace and white topped aster pollination competition
Adam Ramsey University of Memphis
Saltmarsh avian research (SHARP)
Kate Ruskin
University of Connecticut
Diet and dispersal of gulls on Tuckernuck
Richard Veit College of Staten Island and CUNY




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