In honor of Dr. Lincoln Brower’s extraordinary dedication and commitment to monarch conservation, the Monarch Butterfly Fund has established the Lincoln P. Brower Award, a $3,000 grant to support undergraduate or graduate students in research on the conservation of monarch butterflies and their habitats. This award is open to citizens of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico and may apply to research anywhere along the monarch’s migration route.
Dr. Brower began studying monarch butterflies in 1954 and dedicated his career to their biology and conservation. He became enthralled with monarch butterflies by his first encounter with them in Mexico and realized then that not only were they beautiful, but their spectacular migration was a gift from nature worth conserving. The Lincoln P. Brower grant will be awarded to those who wish to continue Dr. Brower’s commitment to monarch conservation.
This grant is made possible thanks to the generous contributions from our board members and supporters. If you would like to make a donation online, please go to the donation page or you can send a check to:
Monarch Butterfly Fund
c/o Karen Oberhauser
4038 Cherokee Drive
Madison WI 53711
To ensure that your donation is credited to the Brower award please send an email to Karen Oberhauser (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Monica Missrie (email@example.com) indicating that you would like your contribution designated to the “Lincoln P. Brower Award” fund.
To apply please click on the Brower Award Grant Form here and follow the guidelines adding a line stating in the “Strategic Initiative” section that the application is for the “Lincoln P. Brower Award”. Please confirm with your advisor how these funds will be processed through your institution’s Office of Sponsored Research or equivalent. MBF does not support indirect costs. Details regarding this Award will be posted by September 1 each year and submissions will be due March 1. The final decision for the Lincoln P. Brower Award will be announced on May 1 annually.
For a summary of past award recipients, please click here.