I got the AWESOME phone call a couple weeks ago from a NSF program officer with the notification that my NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant application to study hybrid zones in Liolaemus was funded!! I will be returning to Argentina in the fall to collect lizards in three hybrid zones with fine-scale sampling. Read more about this research in my research page.
I have just submitted an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant! I am requesting funds to examine hybrid zone dynamics and speciation within a radiation of Liolaemus lizards in South America. Funding rates have been pretty good over the past 35 years, so let’s hope that it comes through for me this time! Good luck to everyone else who is also applying!