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The Education Fund was initially established using donations and proceeds of the GNSI Annual Auction. The funds are available for use in educational programs, activities, events, and resources. Applications for funding are reviewed by the Education Fund Committee, comprised of GNSI members appointed by the Education Director.

Funds are awarded on the basis of merit, and may be either the full amount requested or a portion thereof in the form of Grants and/or Seed Money, by decision of the Committee. Past awards have ranged from $200-$1500. The types of funded activities to date include lectures, workshops, exhibits, outreach open houses, etc. All funded activities are are reviewed for a public outreach component beyond Guild membership.

Recommendations by the Committee are...

AFC Flag Expeditions

AFC's Flag Expeditions program fosters collaborative art and science field work to study and promote the preservation of endangered species and their vanishing habitats. The program uniquely supports artists seeking to explore the world's remaining true wildernesses and to observe the rare or endangered species that live in those places. It fosters a broader representation of the world's biodiversity in art by some of today's most talented artists, and empowers them as effective ambassadors for the environment.

Flag Expedition Program Information
AFC provides special fellowship grants to artists in support of their expeditions to study, understand and then...

Deep Earth Academy-  Deep Ocean Drilling for Core Samples

At least one sea voyage a year is looking to take on a Science Illustrator as part of the research team (education officer). The position is paid and expeditions last 6-8 weeks. Applications are usually accepted in January and February.

JOIDES Resolution Education Officers have the opportunity to learn shipboard science alongside the expedition’s science party and translate their learning experiences for students, families and the general public through creation of blogs, videos, social networking sites, live video conferencing from the ship and classroom activities. All expenses for education officers for travel to and from the ports of call, and a stipend,...

The AOI Illustration Awards are the most comprehensive and highest profile illustration awards based in the UK. The AOI Illustration Awards will promote exceptional work by illustrators and present illustration as a major force in global visual culture. The awards are international and open to illustrators worldwide working across all sectors and in any medium.

There are two main awards:

NEW TALENT AWARD for work by students and new graduates
PROFESSIONAL AWARD for work by professional illustrators

There are eight categories - Advertising, Books, Children's Books, Design, Editorial...

Margaret Flockton Award

The Margaret Flockton Award commemorates the contribution Margaret Flockton made to Australian scientific botanical illustration.

The Friends of the Botanic Gardens, as a major fundraising organisation and supporter of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, is pleased to sponsor the Margaret Flockton Award for Botanical Illustration. Through its members, the Friends is committed to funding projects that embellish and enrich the four estates of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust.

The Margaret Flockton Award is open to Australian and overseas artists producing scientific botanical illustrations of a high standard....

NYFA Source is perhaps the most extensive national directory of awards, services, and publications for artists. 

The John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize was created in October 1999 to recognize outstanding achievement in paleontological scientific illustration and naturalistic art. Annual awards are supported through the generosity of PaleoArt collector John J. Lanzendorf. We are pleased to announce that the Lanzendorf PaleoArt Prize is now supplemented by the National Geographic Digital Modeling and Animation Award. These are the only art awards presented by the scientific community that specifically recognize accomplishments in paleontological visualization.

PaleoArt is broadly defined as the scientific or naturalistic rendering of paleontological subject matter pertaining to vertebrate fossils. PaleoArt is one of the most important vehicles for...

Researchers are generating mind-boggling volumes of data at exponentially increasing rates. The ability to process that information and display it in ways that enhance understanding is an increasingly important aspect of the way scientists communicate with each other and—especially—with students and the general public. That's why, for the past 8 years, Science and the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) have co-sponsored annual challenges to promote cutting-edge efforts to visualize scientific data, principles, and ideas.

This competition offers a great opportunity for illustrators in the Natural sciences to receive recognition.

Learn more about the competition:...

Bartels Science Illustration Internships

Description: The Cornell Lab of Ornithology will offer two Bartels Science Illustration Internships, to be held at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. Recipients will work on a project illustrating birds, wildlife, and/or plants for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s print publications, outreach materials, and web sites. Interns will work on projects that help the Lab achieve its mission, and these projects often result in publication of the intern’s work.

Interns will gain experience working in a stimulating production environment and will also have access to the many resources at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Cornell University, including entry to the...

The John Burroughs Association is dedicated to promoting the spirit and teaching of John Burroughs (1837-1921), of some of his most appropriate nature essays for children, and several anthologies that were published and used during his lifetime as readers in schools across America. In 1988, the Association inaugurated an annual list for young readers that honors Burroughs’ efforts to instill in young people a love for nature and their curiosity about the environment. Since the list began, the Association has selected more than 150 books nominated by publishers of individually recognized authors and co-authors, author-illustrators, author-photographers, illustrators, and photographers.

The John...

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