Fishes account for over half the diversity of vertebrates on this planet. There are over 30,000 species, which is more than all other vertebrate species combined. Wherever there is water, from the highest mountainous ponds to the deepest, darkest parts of the ocean fish can be found thriving.

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Apr 01, 2016

About This Grant

“Fishes are abundant, ubiquitous, mysterious in their liquid medium, compelling to contemplate, fascinating to observe and usually delicious to consume… Hence, a subject of diverse interests to humans for thousands of years in art, superstition, symbolism, observation, study and consumption. ”

Dr. Michael Horn (1974)

We are looking for projects that dive into all aspects of ichthyology such as:

  • Behavior
  • Locomotion
  • Systematics
  • Physiology
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Age and growth
  • Evolution
  • If you have any questions feel free to email J.R. at

    How It Works

    This grant is for projects that launch crowdfunding campaigns by April 7, 2016. The project that with the most backers by the third week of the campaign will receive an additional $1,500 grant. The two runners-up will receive awards that will be determined based on sponsorship. Eligible projects must be approved before the launch deadline.

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