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Gaige Fund Award


Helen T. and Frederick M. Gaige Awards are presented annually in honor of Frederick (Dick) and Helen Gaige, both of whom lived during the years 1890ÔÇô1976. Dick Gaige, an entomologist, was also an avid herpetological collector and was director of the Museum of Zoology at the University of Michigan from 1928ÔÇô1945. Helen Gaige was a herpetologist with an interest in Neotropical frogs. Applications are solicited for grants to be awarded from the Gaige Fund. These funds are used to provide support to young herpetologists for museum or laboratory study, travel, fieldwork, or any other activity that will effectively enhance their professional careers by contributing to the science of herpetology. Applicants must be members of ASIH and should be enrolled in an advanced degree program. Individual awards are typically in the range of $400ÔÇô1000, and will be awarded on the basis of both merit and need.

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  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student or a graduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university or a four-year college
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to students studying Biology
  • CheckmarkMust be affiliated with American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

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Contact Dr. Sara Ruane
Gaige Award Chairperson