McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity
Visiting Researcher Awards
The “Mr. Carl Wisler and Dr. Midge Smith Visiting Researcher Endowment” provides awards to Lepidoptera researchers to enable them to visit and work at the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity (MGCL).
The awards are intended to facilitate the use of our collections, provide new opportunities for collaboration, and help curate and enhance the McGuire collections through the expertise of visiting researchers.
Deadline for award applications for travel in 2023: March 17, 2023; visits to the McGuire Center should commence during 2023 and are not limited in duration.
Award amount: Up to $1000. Requests for additional funds may be considered.
Eligibility: Awards support any qualified visitor (student, amateur, professional) wishing to conduct research in the MGCL collections.
MGCL host: Prior to applying for an award, applicants should contact an appropriate member of staff (e.g., faculty or collections managers) or postdoctoral researcher at the MGCL who will serve as their host. The host should be in support of the application, advise the applicant about travel logistics, and facilitate access to the collections during the applicant’s visit.
Application requirements: Prospective visitors should submit an application form by email to the Director of the MGCL, currently Dr. Keith R. Willmott (firstname.lastname@example.org).