Grant Program

Setting Spotted Turtle traps - Houston Chandler

Through our grant program, The Orianne Society seeks to fund graduate student research benefiting the conservation and management of amphibians and reptiles. Funding for conservation research is often challenging to acquire, especially for graduate student projects that occur over just a few years. These small grants will provide a funding opportunity to students who may not have other funds available to accomplish their research goals. Our aim is to make the application and reporting process as streamlined as possible so that applicants and awardees can focus on their research. Funded projects will mainly occur in the southeastern United States, and this grant program will directly benefit both graduate students and imperiled herpetofauna.


Orianne Society Grant Program for Reptile and Amphibian Conservation in the Southeast

This granting program is open to university graduate students conducting research projects that have an applied ecology, conservation, or management objective in herpetology within the southeastern United States, which includes the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN or VA. Marine and captive animal projects are not eligible for this grant. More information here.


These grants are made possible through generous funding from the Chandler Family Foundation.