NSF DDIGs anoles

With the the deadline quickly approaching, the National Science Foundation‘s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (NSF DDIG) program is on the mind on many graduate student anologists (myself included).  These grants provide significant funding (up to $15,000 this year) to graduate students allowing them to expand upon their existing dissertation research. A large part of my preparation has been reading the successful proposals of other students.  That got me to wondering how many other anole-centric proposals have been funded recently.  Luckily, the NSF has a handy search function for just such a question.

I found 16 funded projects since 1987 coming from the labs of 9 PIs (8 of whom have a single funded student each – the 9th PI and most of his 8 funded students post here often).  In total, students of anole science have been awarded $167,306 with a substantial uptick in the last few years. Here’s hoping this trend continues.  Good luck to all applying this year.

About Anthony Geneva

Assistant Professor at Rutgers University–Camden. I use a variety of evolutionary genomics approaches to ask questions about gene flow, adaptation and speciation.
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4 Responses to NSF DDIGs anoles

  1. Is there an equivalent list at NIH?

  2. geneva says:

    I don’t know. Our research (at least currently) doesn’t fall under the purview of NIH so I’m not as familiar with their funding. I know there are readers with NIH money. Anyone know if they have a searchable database?

  3. Rich Glor says:

    An impressive haul for young anole biologists! For those working on DDIGs, I wrote a few posts with advise on writing a grant for the systematics panel dechronization a while ago.

  4. Dmenke says:

    You can check out NIH’s database at http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm

    For the search term “anolis”, the database lists three active grants. Over $500k was paid out in 2011 for just these three grants.

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