2014 TCD Field Research Grants * Deadline March 10, 2014*
TCD Field Research Grants support field research addressing the issues of
biodiversity conservation, sustainable resource use, and human well-being in
the tropics at Master’s and preliminary doctoral levels ((i.e. Doctoral level
funding is intended for initial site visits and preliminary research activities).
Grants will average $2,000 each, but may vary depending on travel costs to
the research site, the availability of funds, and whether the recipient has
received research funding from other sources. The TCD Field Research Grant is
made possible by The Ford Foundation Endowment. TCD funds may be used
for international travel, in-country travel, lodging, meals, and other research-
To see the 2013 FRG awarded proposals please go to
• Proposals may be from any TCD-affiliate department and any discipline
associated with those departments. Preference is given to students enrolled in
the TCD certificate /concentration program.
• Preference is given to interdisciplinary projects and those that bridge theory
and practice. Proposals should make an explicit link between the research
topic and conservation and/or development in the tropics.
• Proposals are reviewed and ranked by an interdisciplinary committee of UF
faculty with expertise in conservation and development issues.
• Students may receive only one TCD field research grant per degree program.
Required application materials:
Forms available here – http://www.tcd.ufl.edu/financial-support/field-research-
• A completed application form
• A completed budget form
• One letter of recommendation from the student’s adviser, accompanied by
the release form
• UF Transcript (unofficial copy OK)
• A proposal clearly specifying the research questions/hypothesis and methods
with reference to the relevant literature. The feasibility and significance of the
proposed project, as well as a strategy for disseminating research findings to
appropriate audiences, are also important.
• A timetable for the proposed research project.
• The proposal and timetable should be 4 single-spaced pages in length, not
including the bibliography, and should be written in language accessible to the
reviewers from different disciplines.
• Proposals should outline the overall Ph.D. project and specify the research
goals for the initial site visit.
Application Deadline: March 10, 2014
**Electronic submission required! Please send a single PDF, with required
documents in the same order as listed above. Recommendation and support
letters should be sent directly by email to the contact below.**
Information and Submission
343 Grinter Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-5530