July 1, 2003

Up to $1000 for Environmental Education Projects
to be Awarded in 2004

NANFA's Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant

Grant Available for Projects to Educate the Public about Native Fishes

In 2004 the North American Native Fishes Association (NANFA) is again offering up to $1000 to sponsor a project or projects to educate the general public about native North American fishes and their environment. The Gerald C. Corcoran Education Grant will fund such educational projects as:
* Producing and distributing educational materials (books, brochures, posters, displays, video, Internet resources, etc.)
* Stream surveys with public education as a primary goal
* Public lectures
* Nature center displays
* School materials and displays
* Teacher training workshops

The award was established in memory of past NANFA President Gerald C. Corcoran, who stressed public education regarding the continent's native fishes. NANFA is an organization made up of home and professional aquarists, university and other professional researchers, conservationists, anglers and naturalists. As its name implies, the group is dedicated to the study and conservation of North America's native fishes.

Grant proposals are due March 31, 2004. Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by a review committee, and funding awarded on June 1, 2004. Qualifying applicants must be members of NANFA but non-members may submit their annual dues with their proposals. For additional information, contact:

Robert Denkhaus
Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX  76135
(817) 237-1111

NANFA's Board of Directors originally approved a total of $500 for the award.   Corcoran family members donated $500 to match the award, bringing the total to $1000.

The grant proposal review committee consists of: Rob Denkhaus, Chair, Forth Worth, TX; Maureen Corcoran, Jackson, MS; Jan Hoover, Vicksburg, MS;  Neil Douglas, Monroe, LA; and Dan Northcut, Dallas, TX.

To view grant application guidelines as an html document, click HERE.
To view grant application guidelines as a Word 97 document, click HERE.