Please note that we are soliciting proposals under two separate programs with different priorities, focus areas and approaches. Applications are closed. We will solicit proposals again in December 2023.
The Hudson River Fund supports scientific research on all aspects of the Hudson River ecosystem, with emphasis on studies that bear on its human uses. Since utilization of fishery resources and other human uses have been dominant issues in the estuarine portion of the River (New York Harbor to the Troy Dam), the Foundation devotes particular attention to this part of the Hudson River ecosystem. However, the Foundation will consider proposals related to any part of the watershed or nearby coastal areas. Such areas are defined as those that either serve as seasonal habitats for biota of the Hudson River Estuary, or influence the physical, chemical, or biological characteristics of the Estuary in other ways.
The Foundation places special emphasis on research that has clearly articulated significance for identified policy issues and is conducted in the context of other ongoing research and monitoring in the River and its watershed. The Foundation recognizes that humans are integral to the ecosystem and is therefore interested in research that can provide insights on the interaction of social, cultural, economic and biophysical systems, especially studies that can provide new information leading to improved management policies.
Program I: Small Grants Focused on Innovation and Synthesis
Dustin Partridge of NYC Audubon: Are We Losing the Harbor Herons?
Sebastian Klarian and Eric Schultz of the University of Connecticut: Eyes On The Past: Using stable isotope tracers to understand the effects of climate change on Hudson River fishes.
Rebecca Pryor of Guardians of Flushing Bay and Erika Svendson, Lindsay Campbell, and Michelle Johnson of the USDA Forest Service’s NYC Urban Field Station:Flushing Waterways Social Assessment: Understanding the Use, Meaning and Value of Green and Blue Spaces in Environmental Justice Communities
Daniel Stich of SUNY Oneonta and John Waldman of Queens College CUNY, Karin Limburg of SUNY ESF, and Daniel Miller, NYDEC: Assessing the Historical Role of the Upper Hudson River as a Spawning and Nursery Habitat for American Shad, Including Avenues for Restoration