William A. Burnham Memorial Fund Committee

P.A.B. Widener, Jr., Chairman
Kurt K. Burnham
Ian Newton

The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund, administered by The Peregrine Fund, was established in memory of William Burnham who was President of The Peregrine Fund and served with the organization from 1974 through his death in 2006. Grants are open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. Preference will be given to those working with birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, or on falconry-related topics. Applications will be accepted by the Fund committee and awarded based upon the committee’s decisions. Awards will be administered by The Peregrine Fund.

Read abstracts of the 2020 winning applicants 

Bill Burnham hunting with falcon
William A. Burnham Memorial Fund

Research Grant Application

The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund will accept grant proposals from 1 December to 31 December 2021. All material must be in by the end of day on 31 December. Material submitted after the due date (including references) will not be accepted and incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Application Form

Brief Description of the Fund

The William A. Burnham Memorial Fund is an award open to people of all ages for use anywhere in the world. Priority for funding is given to grants for work on birds of prey, on bird species in the Arctic, or on falconry-related topics. Proposals should describe the basic biological question(s) being examined or other project being proposed. Awards are for one year and range up to $5,000.

Instructions:

A completed, signed application form and all supporting material should be submitted to: Kurt Burnham at kburnham@higharctic.org

Application Guidelines:

  • Completed application.

  • Two letters of recommendation which may be submitted separately.

  • If applicant has previously received an award from the Burnham Fund, a progress report must be submitted by the current deadline to be eligible to apply for a new award.

  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to be sure that the application form and all supporting documents are submitted on or before the deadline date.

  • Successful applicants are requested to submit a brief report on their project within three months of its completion. The report will be posted on the Burnham Fund webpage of The Peregrine Fund.

List of attachments to include with completed application:

  • 1 page CV

  • An abstract of no more than 200 words describing the project (PDF format preferred) to be published on The Peregrine Fund website if grant is awarded

  • Project description

  • Project budget, with itemized requests

  • Literature cited, if applicable

  • Progress report for previous award, if applicable

Project description and budget requirements are specified in the application form.