2016 NBI Research Grant RFP


Information for Grant Recipients

NBI Research Grant Final Report Guidelines



Past NBI Grant Recipients and Projects

NBI Grant Final Reports 2006-2014



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.

Our 2016 Grant Application Program is now open!


Please consider submitting a proposal.


Proposal deadline: March 15th 2016


NBI Research Grants

In 2015, 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
Assessing the risk of Queen Anne's lace (daucus carota) on native pollination strategies on Nantucket Island Adam J. Ramsey University of Memphis
How do cross-ecosystem interactions affect Nantucket salt marsh food web structure, creek bank erosion and ecosystem functioning? Marc Hensel University of Massachusetts Boston
Bat Accoustic Survey for Nantucket Zara Dowling University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Cooperative update of the Vascular Flora of Nantucket Bryan Connolly Framingham State University
Investigating mooring impacts on Zostera marina meadows and associated epifauna in Nantucket, MA Andrew McCandless Portland State University
Galls and Leaf Mines of Nantucket (ongoing research) Charley Eiseman  
Snake Survey of Nantucket and Tuckernuck (ongoing research) Scott Smyers Oxbow Associates




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