2021 FCSal Grant Update
We regret to inform everyone that for the 2020-2021 we will not have a grant cycle. We will be using 2021 to do more fundraising and expect a grant to be announced for applications in the Fall of this year (2021). We apologize for not announcing this sooner as we were assessing how to move this organization forward. Check back with us for for announcements on grants and Salamander Saturday. In the meantime, check out some of the updates from our previous grant winner below!
One of the four key pillars of the mission of the Foundation for the Conservation of Salamanders is to fund salamander conservation, education, and research initiatives through annual grants. We are the only foundation solely dedicated to conserving all salamanders and our team works tirelessly throughout the year to ensure that funding is available to support the impressive work of herpetologists around the world. FCsal has funded $43,291 in research projects since 2013.
Our call for proposals is announced annually in November and posted on our website, social media, and partners. Take a look through the impressive work of some of our past grantees for ideas about what activities we support.
2020 FCSal Grant Recipients
Photo Courtesy of Barbora Thumsová
Monitoring the incidence of emerging pathogens on endemic urodeles from the Cantabrian range, Spain - $5,000
Barbora Thumsová, PhD Student, University of Cádiz
Jaime Bosch, Senior Research Scientist, National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid
Status assessment of the eastern mud salamander in New Jersey - $500
Matt McCann; Science, Research, and Policy Associate; Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Population genetics of the southern dusky salamander - $1500
Chace Holzheuser, PhD Student, Florida State University
Past Grant Recipients
Long-term effects of silviculture practices on salamander densities
Nicholas Caruso, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Carola Haas, Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Proactive development of mitigation tactics to combat the salamander-eating fungus
Molly Bletz and Douglas Woodhams, University of Massachusetts, and Reid Harris, Amphibian Survival Alliance (Update)
Expanding Eastern Hellbender Captive-Rearing Facilities in Fort Wayne Children's Zoo.
Rod Williams and Nicholas G. Burgmeier, Purdue University, and Joe Smith, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo (Update)
Sublethal Effects of Insecticide on Salamanders
The Effects of Specific Conductance on Stream Salamander Occupancy and Allocthony in Southeastern Kentucky
Ex-situ Conservation Breeding and Repatriation of the Imperiled Striped Newt Notophthalmus perstriatus in the Apalachicola National Forest, Florida
Robert Mendyk and Mark Beshel of Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, awarded $1,994 (Update)
Estimating effective population sizes for central Texas Eurycea cave and spring salamanders
Andrew Corbin at the University of Texas, Arlington, awarded $1,000 (April update)
Dr. Christopher Michaels from the Zoological Society of London and José Alfredo Hernández Díaz from Africam Safari, awarded $4,474 (Final Report)
Developing China’s first Chinese giant salamander conservation eco trail in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve
Shu Chen from the Zoological Society of London, awarded $500
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Aram J. K. Calhoun and Kristine Hoffmann from the University of Maine, awarded $500
Jamie Weyer, Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, awarded $500 (Final report)