About Prairie Biotic Research

Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. is an all-volunteer non-profit created to fund prairie research projects. In addition to a small board of directors, many other volunteers with specific scientific knowledge give of their time in an advisory capacity. Learn something about each of our advisors.

  • Funding for basic, field biological research has largely disappeared, as have our prairies.
  • Basic biotic research, an important aspect of prairie conservation, is the sole focus of PBR.
  • Individuals are free to conduct research that is poorly supported by existing institutions.
  • Publication, presentation at professional meetings, and vouchering data with specimens donated to institutional collections are strongly encouraged.


Process & Values

Our Foundation & Business Donors

I am thrilled once again to be sending you a check from Willow Springs Foundation. It may be used to support any small grants you deem deserving. It is mind numbing to read the titles of some of the projects you fund — things most of us have never heard of, let alone study, and we're glad that we are able to help those researchers on their journey. Thank you for being that resource for curious minds. -- Jenny Stoddard

Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. has benefitted from generous gifts of various foundations, and both non-profit and for-profit businesses. Indeed, we can only offer small grants with continued financial support. Please consider joining the enterprises below as a donor to Prairie Biotic Research.

 
 
DONORS
DonorType
 
 
DONORS: 1 - Foundations (24 records)
 
DONORS: 2 - Non-profit Businesses (7 records)
 
DONORS: 3 - For-profit Businesses (5 records)
 

Process and Values

We support basic field biological research on all taxa in U.S. prairies and savannas, but we are especially eager to support research on taxa for which funding is scarce, such as insects, fungi, reptiles, spiders, etc. We don't fund many bird projects, in part because there are generally more funds available for the study of birds.

How Can I Help?

Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. has benefitted from generous gifts of various foundations, and both non-profit and for-profit businesses. These are augmented by gifts from individuals concerned with our prairies. Indeed, we can only offer small grants with continued financial support. Please consider joining these enterprises as a donor to Prairie Biotic Research.