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 year 2014 round of funding will be due by March 15, 2014.  Awards will be announced on or about April 15, 2014.  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


Five grants were awarded for 2013.  The projects supported are:

  • Screening Rice Creek Amphibian Populations for Infectious Ranavirus.  Rachel Cary, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Developing Genomic Resources for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies of Rice Creek Isopods.  Christopher Chandler, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • Survey and Mapping of Vernal Pools at Rice Creek Field Station.  Alan Harris, Rice Creek Field Station, SUNY Oswego
  • Mapping tick abundance and Lyme disease across Rice Creek Field Station habitats.  Zuzi Salais, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego
  • A Study of Algal Communities in Spring Vernal Pools at Rice Creek Field Station.  Amber Snyder, Biological Science, SUNY Oswego