Student Research Grants
Least Bell's Vireo
Pete Bloom, Loren Hays, and Richard Zembal are all well-known in the chapter for their passion to protect birds and open spaces. The Weir Canyon Fund (championed by Pete Bloom), the Loren Hays Memorial Fund, and funding from Mr. Zembal provide funding to further ecological research. The objective of the Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant is to advance ecological research, particularly research related to avian species and natural communities, by providing funds or supplies to support research activities benefitting native species and habitats in Southern California. The objective of the Zembal Wetland Research Grant is to advance ecological research related to coastal wetland
habitats of Southern California, including habitats that support shorebirds and seabirds.
Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to apply for both the Bloom-Hays Ecological Research Grant and the Zembal Wetland Research Grant with grant awards varying from $250 to $2,500. The 2024 application instructions are linked below. Application packages must be received by email no later than February 23, 2024. Emails should be submitted to BloomHaysGrant@aol.com.
Please help us support this important program so that we can continue our work supporting student research.