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  March 17, 2017.  Awards will be announced on or about April 17.  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. Michael L. Schummer
Department of Biological Sciences
SUNY Oswego
Oswego, NY  13126
(315) 312-6608


Five grants were awarded for 2017.  The projects supported are:

  • Development of a field guide for common birds of Rice Creek Field Station, Joanna Follett, SUNY Oswego
  • Effects of seasonality on the foraging patterns of the North American beaver, Castor canadensis, at Rice Creek Field Station, Imran Razik, SUNY Oswego
  • Field guide for local insects, Rocco Saya, SUNY Oswego
  • Measuring toxic effect of atrazine on fresh water mussels (Elliptio complanata), Poongodi Geetha-Loganathan, SUNY Oswego
  • Sex and immunity in Lithobates clamitans: Is Ranavirus a sexually transmitted pathogen or are females more susceptible to disease?, Sofia Windstam, Jennifer Olori, Nathan Mckean, Jason Lowery, SUNY Oswego