Grant Proposal requests should be submitted to LOS by January 15 of each year. The Committee will have its recommendations to the LOS Board of Directors by February 15. The LOS Board will approve the grant by March 1.
All proposals must be based on Louisiana Birds. Study subject should be a situation unique to Louisiana. Priority given to studies addressing current problems and issues in Louisiana ornithology or bird conservation in Louisiana habitats.

The researcher must be a member of the Louisiana Ornithological Society.

A synopsis of the study must be submitted to the Editor of the Journal of Louisiana Ornithology (JLO) within 6 months following the project completion. It will be at the discretion of the Editor of the JLO whether the paper is published.

It is requested that, where possible, a slide presentation be given at a LOS meeting within 6 months after the project is completed. A presentation may be given during the study.

The same person may apply for a grant each year but a written report plus a letter from their research advisor or someone knowledgeable of the study must also be submitted.

Send applications to
LOS Secretary Joelle J. Finley
6656 Argonne Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124-3931
documents via email preferred



The following information must be provided:

Principal Investigator: _______________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

Phone Number: __________________

Email address: ___________________

University affiliation: ________________________________________
                          (name, address, phone number, email address)
Project advisor: ____________________________________________
                       (name, address, phone number, email address)
Title of Study: _____________________________________________

Background: ______________________________________________

Justification for Study: ______________________________________

Literature Cited: ___________________________________________

Project Design and Objectives: _______________________________
(Please include sample sizes)

Project Timetable: _________________________________________

Researcher Qualifications: __________________________________

Budget: _________________________________________________

Budget Justification: __________________________________