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Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
Research Study Grants

Short term grants are offered to conduct research, with emphasis on collections based studies, at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. The Museum houses a world-class collection of 33 million specimens in its Divisions of Human Studies, Invertebrate Zoology, and Vertebrate Zoology (please refer to the Museum's web site ( for further information about the strengths of departmental collections.

 Grants partially support travel and subsistence while visiting the Museum, with a maximum award of $1,500. Visits must be first arranged with and approved by a Curator of the Museum. Click here to submit an application form to the museum via email.

 A description of the proposed research and a budget are required. The successful applicant will have contacted the appropriate museum personnel (including curatorial and collection management staff) regarding the suitability and availability of the collection for proposed research. Applicants are also encouraged to deliver a presentation about their research to the scientific staff of the Museum. A final, one-page report should be sent soon after completion of the visit. Applicants are also required to acknowledge the Research Study Grants in any publication featuring the research conducted at the Museum and to provide to the Museum two reprints (or photocopies) of the publication.

 Any national or international researcher (predoctoral and doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows or senior scientists) is eligible for this grant provided that he/she does not reside within daily commuting distance of the Museum. Applications should be submitted electronically. Two application deadlines are set annually (January 31th and June 30th). Announcements will be made in March and September.

 For further questions or for mailing correspondence please contact Research Study Grants Committee, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA.

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