Mike Madders Field Research Award

Dr Mike Madders had broad interests in wildlife and ecology, and was professionally involved with raptors and upland bird species most of his working life. He was a founding Director of Natural Research, and Managing Director of its subsidiary, Natural Research Projects, NRP.

The Mike Madders Field Research Award commenced in January 2010 in memory of Mike’s character and distinguished career in ecological research. The award is given to support ecological field research that reflects Mike’s broad natural curiosity and his appreciation of high quality research. In 2010 and 2011 awards of £500 were given, and you can see details of the work that was funded by clicking here. In 2012 the value of the award was increased to £1000. Natural Research is currently accepting applications for the 2012 award.

The deadline for completed applications is 20 December 2011. Award winners will be notified by 1 March 2012. Instructions for applications are here.

Contributions and pledges to this fund have been made by ScottishPower Renewables (UK) Ltd, RWE npower renewables, Mainstream, Natural Research, Ecology Matters, Bird Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. K. Madders, S. Palmer, D. Devonport and D. Elliot. These will ensure that more support for field research can be given. Natural Research continues to accept contributions to this fund. If you are interested in potentially making a contribution, please contact us at Madders_award@natural-research.org