WDA provides small research grants. Here, members can apply for these grants.

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Philip S Corbet Grant for conservation & research


The Philip S Corbet Grant (PSCG) is named in memory of the late world authority on dragonfly ecology, and is meant to stimulate research on and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies. It is offered biannually by the WDA.

PSCGs may be awarded for smaller projects for which no other funding is possible, although co-funding from other appropriate sources is possible. Straightforward faunal surveys in well-studied areas will not be considered. Neither will funding for participation in meetings and symposia.

Specifically, PSCG funds are to be used for equipment, supplies and travel expenses within the scope of the project. Funds should not be used to pay wages.


You must be a member of WDA to apply for this grant. Grantees commit to publish results from the project in a WDA publication (Agrion or International Journal of Odonatology).

Application deadline

Applications for the PSCG should be received by May 1 or November 1 each year. The WDA board will make funding decisions following each application deadline and applicants will be notified by email no later than 3 months after each deadline.


PSCGs are made in the amount of XXX to XXX GBP. WDA aims to offer around 2-3 grants biannually.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application linked below (you must be signed in as a member to access this link). Return your completed application to wda.secretary@gmail.com and include “Philip S Corbet Grant” in the subject line of your email. Be sure that your application is complete before submitting it; incomplete applications will not be considered.

You must logged in as a WDA member to access the application form.

Richard Rowe Grant for participation in ICOs


The Richard Rowe Grant (RRG) is named after the odonatologist and long-time WDA board member. This grant is meant to enable student to participate in International Congresses of Odonatology when no other funding opportunities are available. Applications by students from developing nations (see UN list) will be given priority.

Funding will cover registration and other costs at the congress. Funds may also be offered to cover travel expenses.


The size and number of RRGs will be specified for each individual congress.


Applicants must be members of WDA and emerging students of odonatology, preferably graduate or undergraduate students.

Application deadline

Applications will open and synchronize with registration for the congress.

How to apply

Application form will be available here when registration opens for the next ICO.