Western North American Naturalist Grant
Supporting Natural History Research at Brigham Young University's Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum

The Western North American Naturalist is a natural history journal committed to publishing excellent, peer-reviewed research focused on the biological natural history of western North America.

With this goal in mind, we are pleased to announce that we will award 3 individual potential authors a grant of up to $1,500 each to fund their natural history research from the collections at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum. Our intent in providing this grant is to help fund the research of amatuer natural history researchers who may not have adequate funding or access to collections to complete their research in natural history. Grant recipients are not restricted to faculty at BYU but the resarch must contribute to or be based on the collections at BYU. Additionally, amatuers must be included in the research. (For more information on what constitutes an amatuer, please visit the link at the bottom of the page.)

To apply for this grant you must:

Submit a 2-page proposal of an original research project you would like us to help fund.
Include the following in your proposal:

A. An outline of your proposed research project
B. How this grant will contribute to and benefit from the scientific collection at the Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
C. A provisional title of your work
D. A timeline of when you propose to submit the paper
E. A budget to show how you will use the money. Money cannot be used as salary or overhead,
but it may be used for:

• Travel expenses
• Supplies
• Student wages
• Other justifiable expenses

Expectations of grant recipients:

Submit your resulting natural history manuscript to the Western North American Naturalist at most 2 years after you are awarded the grant. If the WNAN does not accept your manuscript, you are welcome to submit it elsewhere.

Agree to be a reviewer for other manuscripts submitted to the Western North American Naturalist. Peer-review is an essential function for our journal. As a reviewer and a potential author, you will support the WNAN by not only offering a manuscript of your research to be published but also by improving other manuscripts the WNAN could accept.

Send your proposal to Mark C. Belk, editor-in-chief, at wnan@byu.edu with "WNAN Grant Proposal" in the subject line by December 31, 2018. We will notify the grant recipients by January 31, 2019.

Visit scholarsarchive.byu.edu/wnan/ to learn more about the journal.

We’re always welcoming new manuscripts. Have you recently completed a research project? Submit your manuscript here: www.editorialmanager.com/wnan/.


Western North American Naturalist
1110 Monte L. Bean Life Science Museum
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
Phone: (801) 422-6688
Email: wnan@byu.edu
Twitter: @WNANat