Rice Creek Small Grants Program

In 1996, Rice Creek Associates, established a program of small grants in support of research at Rice Creek Field Station.  Most awards will be between $500 and $3,000.  Additional funds in support of living expenses for visiting scholars may be available at the discretion of the RCA Board of Directors.  Grant funds may be used for stipends, travel, supplies, equipment, publication costs or secretarial support necessary to carry out research at the Field Station.  Proposals for the next round of funding will be due by  February 15, 2015.  Awards will be announced on or about March 15.  Work can focus on any subject area appropriate to the facilities and resources available at Rice Creek.  Researchers do not have to be members of the SUNY Oswego faculty or staff.

For further information, see the latest Call for Proposals (pdf) specifications.

Questions or comments, contact:

Dr. Peter  A. Rosenbaum Mr. Mike Holy
Department of Biological Sciences RCA President
SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Associates
Oswego, NY  13126 (315) 622-1774
(315) 312-2775 fordlep@yahoo.com


Seven grants were awarded for 2014.  The projects supported are:

  • Somite and Limb Myogenesis in the Turtle.  Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Measuring Black-legged Tick and Lyme Disease Abundance in Relation to Deer Exclusion at Rice Creek Field Station.  Katherine Hilburger, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Use of iButton Temperature and Humidity Sensors and Remote Cameras to Assess Colonization of Artificial Nest Boxes by Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) at the SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station. Robert Katz, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Photographic Archive of Rice Creek Field Station Specimens. Jessica Kretschmann, Biological Sciences, SUNY Oswego
  • Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, Casual Agent of Amphibian Chytridimoycosis, Oswego County in 2012. Jennifer Olori and Sofia Windstam, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • The Study of Taphonomic Effects on Bone and Flesh from Avian Scavenging at SUNY Oswego Rice Creek Field Station. Brianna Robinson, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Local Museum Specimen Screening for the Presence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Calee Wilson, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego