NANFA Grant Programs
It is our pleasure at NANFA to offer three Grant
supporting Education, Conservation and Research of our Native Fishes.
Grant Program began in 2000 as an Education and Conservation Grant,
when NANFA's Board of Directors originally approved a total of $500 for
the award. The Grant was then generously matched by the family members
of past NANFA President Gerald C. Corcoran donated $500 to match the
award, bringing the total to $1000.
In 2001, NANFA
again found it within its financial means to begin an additional Grant
Program, this time focusing on funding Research to aid the conservation
of North America's native fishes, particularly those that are
threatened or endangered.
In 2015, NANFA further
expanded its grant program with the establishment of the NANFA John Bondhus Grant.
In 2023, NANFA increased the funding to a maximum of $2000 annually for each of the three ongoing grant programs.
Niangua darter, Etheostoma
© William Roston
NANFA has undertaken a unique grant opportunity to participate in the
funding of a comprehensive work by Brooks Burr and Melvin Warren.
A three volume "Freshwater Fishes of North America"
published by John Hopkins University Press. Although
submitted to the Research Grant Committee, this special project is
being funded in addition to our normal grant process.
For more specific information about each program and past
receipients, please click on the appropriate links below.