Lincoln P. Brower Award
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, an annual grant of $3,000 USD to support undergraduate or graduate students in research on the conservation of monarch butterflies and their habitats.
Dr. Brower began studying monarch butterflies in 1954 and dedicated his career to research on their biology and conservation. He became enthralled by monarch butterflies ever since 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 each year during the fall months to continue his commitment to monarch conservation.
To apply please click on the Grant Application Form on our website and follow the guidelines adding a line stating that you are applying to the “Lincoln P. Brower Award” in the “Strategic Initiative” section. Details regarding this Award will be posted by September 1 each year and submissions will be due January 31. The final decision for the Lincoln P. Brower Award will be announced on May 1 annually.
This grant is made possible thanks to the generous contributions from our board members and supporters. If you would like to make a donation, please go to the donation page on our website and send us an email indicating that you would like your contribution designated to the “Lincoln P. Brower Award” fund.
Small Grants Program
The Monarch Butterfly Fund welcomes proposals from organizations or individuals for activities that support conservation of monarch butterflies or their habitat. Most of our funding supports activities focused on protecting the oyamel fir forests in which monarch butterflies overwinter in central Mexico, and grants are awarded to Mexican organizations and individuals. We may provide limited support to projects in the United States and Canada. Projects must address one of the strategic initiatives of MBF: forest conservation, scientific research and monitoring, outreach and education, or sustainable development. To download a copy of the request for proposals click here.