Loan applicationA. V. STOUT FUND
A Grant Program Supporting
Research Grants for New England
Wildlife and its Habitat
College and University Students,
Established in the 1950s by Andrew Stout and his father, A. Varick Stout, the fund has supported numerous conservation efforts over the decades, including the New England Salmon Association. Upon the dissolution of that organization in 1997, due to the retirement of its founder and President, Andrew Stout, the funds were transferred to The Norcross Wildlife Foundation, Inc. to carry on the conservation work by administering the
assets as the A. V. Stout Fund.
Research Grants Program
The A. V. Stout Fund is dedicated to supporting research grants for New England wildlife and its habitat as well as improving management techniques through innovative ideas and programs. The research, ideas and programs supported by the Fund will give resource administrators and policy makers better understanding in managing the political and environmental issues involved. The Fund is open to qualified students, interns, resource managers and organizations.
All students, individuals and organizations whose projects are within the New England area and who are interested in the Fund's objectives, as outlined above, are eligible.
Size and Use of Grants
The Fund's grants will average approximately $1000 and usually will not exceed $3000. In certain cases, as determined by the Selection Committee, grant amounts could exceed $3000. The Fund will share project costs with other sources of funding which we encourage the applicant to seek.
Awarding of Grants
Grants awarded by the A. V. Stout Fund, as determined by the Selection Committee, will be awarded on the basis of several factors. Careful consideration will be given to purpose and originality of the project and its perceived benefits to wildlife resources, time frame of work involved, qualifications of applicant to carry out the project, and budget availability.
Application Guidelines and Instructions
Applications will be reviewed as received, and all applicants will be notified within one month as to the decision of the Selection Committee. On occasion, the Selection Committee will consider projects of a specific nature requiring urgency.