MONA Development Grants
The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation (WERF) is initiating a grants-in-aid
program to help authors complete systematic work leading directly to the completion
of one or more MONA fascicles. Activities eligible for funding include museum travel,
databasing, illustration, equipment, software, and author stipends. Collecting and
other types of fieldwork will not be supported.
MONA Development Grants, up to $5,000 per annum, will be awarded for terms of one
calendar year. Authors who can demonstrate substantial progress in a first year
of funding will be eligible to apply for funding in years two and three. Because
the WERF's ability to fund these grants depends on sales from completed publications,
second or third year awards will be viewed most favorably if a finished, submission-ready
manuscript will be submitted during the second or third year. Priority will be given
to projects nearing completion and/or to authors who have demonstrated prior achievement
in producing monographic works.
Proposals for grants should be no more than 2000 words, excluding cited literature
and budgetary information. The proposal should describe progress to date and clearly
state the project objectives, methods, schedule, and expected products. A detailed
budget justification, while recommended, is optional. WERF policy does not permit
use of grant funds for the payment of institutional indirect charges.
Potential authors of MONA fascicles are typically identified by the WERF Board prior
to the preparation of a given volume. Those contemplating authorship are urged to
contact WERF, prior to submitting a proposal.
This grants-in-aid program has been made possible through a generous bequest by Bryant
Mather and his Estate to the Foundation.
Proposals for MONA Development Grants should be emailed to: Contact WERF