Kathleen S. Anderson Award for Promising Biologists

An annual award has been created to honor Kathleen S. Anderson's outstanding contributions to bird conservation, and to promote and perpetuate her special interests in environmental research and education.  Mrs. Anderson served as Manomet Bird Observatory's Executive Director from 1969 to 1984.  During Mrs. Anderson's tenure,  many of Manomet's long-term studies were initiated.  She has always been especially interested in encouraging young biologists and has served as an inspiration to many people of all ages beginning careers in biology.  Today Mrs. Anderson continues to work for preservation of a healthy, diverse environment.


The purpose of this award is to encourage significant avian research in areas of interest to Kathleen Anderson and Manomet, and to help promising biologists in their work.  Requests for support of ecological and behavioral studies of birds, especially research furthering bird conservation, will be considered (e.g. endangered or endemic species, population viability, effects of land uses, habitat requirements, migration ecology, feeding ecology, species interactions, etc.).  Proposed projects must take place in the Americas.  We encourage proposals from citizens/residents of countries south of the U.S.  A total of up to $1000 will be awarded annually to one or two recipients.


Any person, of any age, beginning a career in biology is eligible.  Enrollment in an academic program is desirable, but not required.


Please note guidelines and email proposal to:



Manomet, Inc.

P.O. Box 1770

Manomet, MA  02345


(508) 224-6521

FAX (508) 224-9220