Grants

The Natural Sciences Department administers two research grant programs, one in the biological sciences (F.M. Christie Grants in Botany and Zoology) and one in the geosciences (George Frederic Matthew Research Grants in Geology). Grants are normally awarded each year for research of a museum nature undertaken in or related to New Brunswick. Detailed description of the grant program is included below.

 

Florence M. Christie Research Grants in Botany/Mycology and Zoology

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Research proposals of high quality in the areas of systematics, faunistics, floristics, comparative or functional anatomy and morphology, biogeography, and conservation biology are invited. All, or most, of any field research must be carried out in New Brunswick. Studies focusing on rare or endangered species or habitats, or on taxonomic groups that are little known, will be favoured.

Two Research Fellowships valued at $1,000 each will normally be awarded each year: one in Botany or Mycology, and the other in Zoology. These fellowships are open to graduate students and established scientists.
Application forms are available at your department office or from the New Brunswick Museum. Applications must be accompanied by a detailed budget and an application form, and should be posted or e-mailed by December 31 to:
Dr Stephen R. Clayden
Natural Science Department
New Brunswick Museum
277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John, NB
CANADA E2K 1E5
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George Frederic Matthew Research Grants in Geology

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George Frederic Matthew MA, DSc, LLd, FRSC (1837-1923) was a founding member of the Natural History Society of New Brunswick, formed in 1862. He published over two hundred papers on geology, palaeontology and archaeology. Although he maintained his career at the Custom House, he became internationally known for his studies in palaeontology. Much of his collection is now part of the holdings of the New Brunswick Museum. This grant programme recognizes his enormous contribution by supporting field and laboratory work and encourages collections-based research of a museum nature.

Proposals of high quality in the areas of palaeontology, stratigraphy, paleoecology, mineralogy and petrology are invited. All, or most, of any field research must be carried out in New Brunswick.

Research Fellowship - $1000.00 - open to established scientists attached to universities, museums and government agencies, as well as graduate students.

Research Scholarship - $500.00 - open to students only, both graduate and undergraduate.

Application forms available at your department office or write the NBM. Applicants should send research proposals, accompanied by a detailed budget and application form, by December 31 each year to:
Dr Randall F. Miller
Natural Science Department
New Brunswick Museum
277 Douglas Avenue, Saint John, NB
CANADA E2K 1E5
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Application Form | Previous Matthew Grants