François Vuilleumier Fund Grants


The goal of the Neotropical Ornithological Society’s Francois Vuilleumier Fund is to award one or more cash grants per year for thesis studies of Neotropical birds to one or several graduate students from any country in Latin America and the Caribbean. The funds are provided to assist thesis research by students, enrolled in an institution in the Neotropics who have little or no access to funds within their country or at their institution. Awards will be competitive and are expected to be in the range of $500–$1000. Students from Latin America and the Caribbean enrolled in a graduate degree program (Masters or Ph.D.) at an institution in the Neotropical Region are eligible to apply.

Application Calendar:
Application Deadline: 15 November 2021 (e-mail receipt)
Announcement of Awards: 15 January 2022

Guidelines are available here in PDF (FV_FUND_English_guide) . For additional information contact Dr. Francisco J. Vilella ( .

Mario Ramos Fund

This fund is currently seeking donations to support conservation projects. You can donate to this fund through our Membership page here.

Mario Ramos (center) and field trip participants in Venezuela

Photo: Mario Ramos (center) in an expedition in Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico – Courtesy J. H Rappole