Western North American Naturalist
Grant Supporting Natural History Symposia

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.

We are pleased to announce that we will award one $5,000 grant to facilitate a natural history symposium within the scope of the journal. We hope that this grant will help fund symposia that support natural history research in western North America but that do not have much financial
support otherwise.

To apply for this grant you must:

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

A. The aspect of natural history the symposium will focus on

B. An explanation of how the grant will help fund the symposium

C. A list of possible topics discussed and the expected number of papers resulting from the

D. A timeline indicating when the symposium will be held and when papers from the symposium will be ready for review

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:

• The symposium's location
• Speaker expenses (travel, lodging, meals, etc.)
• Publication expenses
• Other justifiable expenses

Expectations of grant recipients:

This symposium can be held as a standalone or in conjunction with any society-sponsored meetings. Recipients of the grant would provide for submission of 10 to 50 natural history manuscripts for peer review within one year of the conclusion of the symposium. Accepted papers will be published in a special issue of the journal.

Provide a suitable number of ad hoc associate editors that can assist with the review process for the manuscripts submitted.


Send your proposal to Mark C. Belk, editor-in-chief, at wnan@byu.edu with “WNAN Symposium Grant Proposal” in the subject line by November 30, 2018. We will notify the grant recipients by December 31, 2018.

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
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Brigham Young University
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Email: wnan@byu.edu
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