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CRF Linnaeus Fund

CRF Linnaeus Fund
Annual Turtle Research Awards

Chelonian Research Foundation, established as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation in 1992, has administered a turtle research endowment named the Linnaeus Fund for which it previously invited the submission of research proposals for Annual Turtle Research Awards. Named after Carolus Linnaeus [1707–1778], the Swedish creator of binomial nomenclature, the fund honored the first turtle taxonomist and father of all modern systematics. Linnaeus Fund awards were granted annually to individuals for specific turtle research projects, with either partial or full support as funding allowed.

Linnaeus Fund awards were distributed annually from 1992 through 2011, supporting 118 separate projects in the approximate range of $1000 to $2000 per project, for a total of $141,200 distributed.

As of 2013, the Linnaeus Fund has closed to further grant applications, although it may reopen again in the future. Instead, we are joining forces with the Turtle Conservation Fund and its new TCF Seed Grants Program (turtleconservationfund.org/grants) and we therefore encourage prospective applicants to the Linnaeus Fund to apply instead to that program, where we are actively involved in the granting process.
Review a listing of all awarded Linnaeus Fund grants HERE.