Ernst Mayr Travel Grant
Awarded by Harvard Extension School
To stimulate taxonomic work on neglected taxa.
Announcements of awards will be made within 2 months of the closing date.
This grant is open to all
Twice a year
Awards average about $1,000 each and may not exceed $1,500.
Applicants must submit a short project description, itinerary, budget, a curriculum vitae and three letters of support. No proposal forms are required or provided. Proposals may be submitted through standard mail or electronically. Submissions through standard mail must include five copies of all materials and be received by the closing date. Proposals submitted electronically must be created in Microsoft Word or plain ASCII text format. For additional information visit the website, external linkor emailing e-mail Link
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Faculty: About 2,100 faculty members and more than 10,000 academic appointments in affiliated teaching hospitals
Students: Harvard College — About 6,700
Graduate and professional students — About 14,500
Total — About 21,000
School color: Crimson
Living alumni: More than 323,000, over 271,000 in the U.S., nearly 52,000 in some 201 other countries
Nobel laureates: 44 current and former faculty members
Motto: Veritas (Latin for “truth”)
Real estate holdings:4,979 acres
Library collection: About 16.2 million volumes
Faculties, schools, and an institute:
Harvard University is made up of 11 principal academic units — ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. The ten faculties oversee schools and divisions that offer courses and award academic degrees.
University Professors: 22 ‘individuals of distinction’
Harvard University President: Drew Gilpin Faust
Naming: The name Harvard comes from the college’s first benefactor, the young minister John Harvard of Charlestown. Upon his death in 1638, he left his library and half his estate to the institution established in 1636 by vote of the Great and General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.