Student Research Grants

The Department of Biology actively encourages undergraduates and graduate students to apply for student research awards that may be available. Our students have had frequent success, because of their own efforts and those of their faculty research mentors.

External Research Awards (Undergraduate & Graduate)

  • Holly Garrod (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Mary J. and William B. Robertson Fellowship Award from the Florida Ornithological Society (2017)
  • Holly Garrod received a David Lee grant from BirdsCaribbean (2017)
  • Holly Garrod completed a successful crowdfunding project using Experiment.com
  • Kate Freeman (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Bergstrom Memorial Award from the Association of Field Ornithologists, March 2014
  • Kate Freeman (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Mary J. and William B. Robertson Fellowship Award from the Florida Ornithological Society, May 2013
  • John Szot (B.S.; Robert Curry, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, April 2013
  • Sarah Baillie (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Memorial Award from the Eastern Bird Banding Association, April 2013
  • Evan Kelemen (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul Bergstrom Memorial Award from the Association of Field Ornithologists, March 2013
  • Christine Eldredge (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March 2013
  • Sarah Baillie (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March 2013
  • Amanda Arredondo (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March 2013
  • Christine Eldredge (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, March 2013
  • Jonathan Rumley (M.S.; Angela DiBenedetto, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October 2012
  • Ashveen Bains (B.S.; Robert Curry, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October 2012
  • Sarah Baillie (M.S.; Robert Curry, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October 2012
  • Kelsey Low (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Louis Agassiz Fuertes Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, May 2012
  • Jacob Armiger (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, May 2012
  • Jacob Armiger (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Animal Behavior Society, May 2012
  • Christopher Roche (M.S.; Robert Curry, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, April 2012
  • Kelsey Low (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the American Ornithologists' Union, April, 2011
  • Erik Scully (B.S.M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a the George W. Barlow Student Research Award from the Animal Behavior Society, May 2011. This award is “given annually to one top-ranked proposal in the Student Research Grant cycle.”
  • Katie Allport (B.S.; John Olson, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, January, 2010
  • Erik Scully (B.S.M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, January, 2010
  • Erik Scully (B.S.M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January, 2010
  • Joshua LaPergola (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Travel Grant from the Cooper Ornithological Society, December, 2009
  • Stephanie Wright (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Travel Grant from the Cooper Ornithological Society, December, 2009
  • Avni Malhotra (M.S.; Kelman Wieder, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, April, 2009
  • Stephanie Wright (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the American Ornithologists' Union, April, 2009
  • Joshua LaPergola (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Florida Ornithological Society, April, 2009
  • Joshua LaPergola (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Travel Grant from the Association of Field Ornithologists, February, 2009
  • Stephanie Wright (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Travel Grant from the Association of Field Ornithologists, February, 2009
  • Danielle Soucier (B.S.; John Olson, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October, 2008
  • Rachel Jones (M.S.; Samantha Chapman, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October, 2008
  • Stephanie Wright (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Animal Behavior Society, April, 2008
  • Stephanie Wright (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, March, 2008
  • Stuart Nielsen (M.S.; Aaron Bauer, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October, 2007
  • Samantha Slattery (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, October, 2007
  • Christopher Meehan (B.S.M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Animal Behavior Society, May, 2007
  • Brenda Czerwinski (M.S.; John Olson, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, March, 2007
  • Christopher Meehan (B.S.M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, March, 2007
  • Tami Murphy (M.S.; Angela DiBenedetto, mentor) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, March, 2007
  • Jennifer Mortensen (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Memorial Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March, 2007
  • Jennifer Mortensen (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Travel Grant from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March, 2007
  • Jessica Trout-Haney (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Paul A. Stewart Memorial Research Award from the Wilson Ornithological Society, March, 2007
  • Jennifer Mortensen (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Mewaldt-King Research Grant from the Cooper Ornithological Society, February, 2007
  • Jennifer Mortensen (M.S.; Robert Curry, Mentor) received a Student Research Grant from the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January, 2007

 

Villanova Graduate Research Awards

VU Graduate Student Summer Fellowships in 2012:

  • Caitlin Bauer (MS)
  • Matthew Buehler (MS)
  • Brett Butler (MS)
  • Hayden Davis (MS)
  • Rebecca Garlinger (MS)

 

Villanova Undergraduate Research Awards

Undergraduate Student Collaborative Research Awards in 2012-2013: