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Small Research Grant Winners

Grant proposals are invited for general research projects, with preference given to training initiatives, start-up funds, supplementary funding for students, and innovations in animal care and research technology. Award amounts range from $500 to $1500, and will be for a period of one year.
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  • Fernando Campos, University of Calgary - "Dynamics of population growth by white-faced capuchins, Cebus capucinus, in a regenerating landscape" $1500

  • Lisa Danish, Rutgers University - "Alternative Mating Strategies of Male Olive Baboons, Papio hamadryas anubis" $1449

  • Ipek Kulahci, Princeton University - ""Information acquision and spread across social networks of ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)" $1500

  • Krista Milich, University of Illinois - "Forest Degradation and Reproductive Function in the Female Red Colobus Monkey (Procolobus rufomitratus) of Kibale National Park, Uganda" $1480

  • Guillaume Pages, University of Texas San Antonio - "A Nutritional and Mechanical Analysis of Fallback Foods in the Diet of the Sanje Mangabey (Cercocebus sanjei) in a Seasonal Environment, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania" $1450

  • Benjamin Ragen, University of California at Davis - "Opioid Modulation of Social Attachment and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis in a Monogamous Primate (Callicebus cupreus)" $1500

  • Vivek Venkataraman, Stony Brook University - "Mixed species associations between gelada baboons (Theropithecus gelada) and Ethiopian wolves (Canis simensis) on the Guassa Plateau, Northern Ethiopia" $1200

  • Jessica Walz, Ohio State University - "Assessing female mate choice according to male quality and conception probability in olive baboons (Papio anubis)" $1420

  • Anna Weyher, Washington University in St. Louis - "Behavior and Friendship in the Little-known Kinda Baboon" $1500

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  • Elsa Addessi, CNR, Istituto di Scienze e Tecnologie della Cognizione (ISTC-CNR), Rome - "Intertemporal choices for primary and secondary rewards: how capuchin monkeys and humans discount time with food and tokens" $1475

  • Melanie Beuerlein, Yale University - "The Aging Male Chimpanzee: Investigating Changes in Reproductive Effort and Endocrine Physiology" $1500

  • Sharon Kessler, Arizona State University - "Using living mouse lemurs to model the origins of primate sociality: Do mouse lemurs use vocalizations as a mechanism for recognizing kin and forming social groups?" $1500

  • Marni LaFleur, University of Colorado Boulder - "Ecology of ringtailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at Tsimanampetsotsa National Park, Madagascar" $1500

  • Mark Laidre, Princeton University - "Testing tool-use abilities in mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx)" $1500

  • Amy Porter, University of California at Davis - "Effects of Ornate Hawk Eagle (Spizaetus ornatus) Predation on Small-Bodied Primates in a Peruvian Rainforest" $1500

  • Luca Pozzi, New York University - "Molecular systematics and pattern of speciation in cryptic nocturnal primates (Genus galagoides) in eastern Africa." $1494

  • Laurie Reitsema, The Ohio State University - "The Isotopic Meanings of Weaning: A New Method For Determining Age of Weaning Among Primates" $1500

  • Adam Smith, University of Nebraska at Omaha - "The role of oxytocin in the social regulation of stress reactivity in marmosets, Callithrix penicillata." $750

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  • Kira Delmore, University of Calgary - "Analysis of a brown lemur hybrid zone: What factors are involved in its maintenance?" $1500

  • Andrea Green, University of Montana - "Consequences of Color Vision Variation in Wild Tufted Capuchin Monkeys" $1424

  • Heather Hassel-Finnegan, Stony Brook University - "Mate Choice in the Siamang: Genetic Perspectives" $1410

  • Michael Jarcho, University of California, Davis - "Changes in gene expression and brain activity associated with parenthood in male titi monkeys (Callicebus cupreus)" $1500

  • Carolyn Kitzmann, University of California, Davis - "Assessing Vocal Change During Pair Bond Formation and Maintenance in a Monogamous Primate" $1500

  • Kathleen Klag, Iowa State University - "Functional Referents in the Vocal Repertoire of Bonobos (Pan paniscus)" $575

  • Catherine Markham, Princeton University - "Dynamic habitat partitioning among savanna baboon social groups: The role of group-level social dominance hierarchies" $750

  • Whitney Meno, University of California, Davis - "Ontogeny of Antipredator Behavior in Wild White-faced Capuchins" $1500

  • Adam Smith, University of Nebraska, Omaha - "Oxytocin and breeding marmosets: The effects of oxytocin on pair-bond formation, partner preference, and pair-bond maintenance" $750

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  • Alice Elder, Stony Brook University - "Competition among three primate species at Way Canguk, Sumatra, Indonesia." $1500

  • Andrea Gibson, University of Zurich - "Cognitive and Cultural Aspects of Nest Building in Wild Orangutans." $1500

  • Brian Kelly, University of Massachusetts at Amherst - "Using 2-D and 3-D Symbols: Complex Mental Representation in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta)." $1010

  • Jennifer Pokorny Emory University - "Social categorization in capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)." $870

  • Andrew Ritchie University of California at Berkeley - "The foraging ecology of Chiropotes satanas chiropotes with respect to forest chemistry." $1500

  • Erin Sullivan University of California at Davis - "Development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta)." $1500

  • Jenny Tung Duke University - "The effect of social and environmental variation in early life on adult immune function in wild baboons." $1500

  • Eva Wikberg University of Calgary - "Relationships, Relatedness, and Residency Patterns in Female Colobus vellerosus." $1500

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  • Luisa Arnedo - "Variation and Social Function of Neigh Vocalizations in Northern Muriquis (Brachyteles hypoxanthus)" $1380

  • Fernando Campos - "Olfactory signaling, urine washing, and urinary hormone profiles of white-faced capuchin monkeys, Cebus capucinus." $1500

  • Rebecca Chancellor - "Within-Group Relatedness and Kinship Bias in Female Gray-Cheeked Mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena) in Kibale National Park" $1500

  • Krista Fish - "The Community Ecology of Sympatric Nocturnal Primates and Bats: Understanding Niche Separation at the Blyde River Canyon, South Africa" $1274

  • Katherine Hinde - "Lactational Investment: Behavioral Care, Milk Production, and Infant Outcomes in Rhesus Macaques" $1500

  • Kerry Ossi - "The juvenile balancing act: Survival, skill-learning and growth in Phayre’s leaf monkeys" $1500

  • Nicole Rafferty - "Effects of Habitat Fragmentation on Primate-Plant Interactions: from Pollination to Seed Dispersal" $1445

  • Bernardo Urbani - "Spatial Mapping and Foraging Strategies of White-faced Capuchin Monkeys (Cebus capucinus) in a Tropical Rainforest: Insights from Natural and Experimental Field Approaches." $1450

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  • Laura Bidner - "Predator-prey interactions between leopards (Panthera pardus) and chacma baboons (Papio ursinus)" $1500

  • Steffen Foerster - "Competitive regimes, social behavior, and stress physiology of mitis guenons." $1500

  • Monique Fortunato - "Conflict management and dominance style in bonobos" $1500

  • Alison Grand - "The Assessment of Anxious Behavior and HPA Axis Function of Juvenile Rhesus Macaques(Macaca mulatta) Exposed to Infant Maternal Maltreatment" $1500

  • Silvana Peker - "Relationship among habitat fragmentation, allogrooming patterns, and ectoparasite loads in the black and gold howler monkey (Alouatta caraya)" $1450

  • Amy Pokempner - "The Effects of Sex Differences and Seasonality on the Feeding Ecology of Chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda" $1500

  • Kevin Potts - "Comparative Ecology of Two Chimpanzee Communities in Kibale National Park, Uganda" $1500

  • Julienne Rutherford - "Litter size effects on placental microstructure and function in the common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus)" $1479

  • Leslie Seltzer - "Response of the Common Marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) to Positive and Negative Social Stimuli, as Measured by a Novel Urinary Assay for Oxytocin" $1500

  • Tamaini Snaith - "Food Competition and Ecological Determinants of Group Size and Biomass in Red Colobus" $1500

  • Julie Teichroeb - "Reproductive strategies, male-quality, and group composition in Colobus vellerosus in central Ghana" $1500

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  • Amanda Melin - "Effects of color vision phenotype on foraging behavior of white-faced capuchin monkeys" $1500

  • Amy Lu - "Costs & Benefits of Rank Within an Individualistic Hierarchy: A Study on Phayreís Leaf Monkeys (Trachypithecus obscurus phayrei)" $1410

  • Nicole Maninger - "Immune and Endocrine Responses to Housing Relocation in Adult Male Rhesus Macaques" $1500

  • Brandon Wheeler - "The deceptive use of alarm calls by wild tufted capuchins (Cebus apella) in northeastern Argentina" $1500

  • Tamara Wenstein - "Juvenile Rhesus Macaque Affiliative Partner Preferences: Temperament, Development, and Stability" $1500

  • Jessica Whitham - "The Quiet Calls of Rhesus Macaques" $1500

  • Jennifer Siani - "Parent-Offspring Conflict in Wild Golden Tamarins (Leontopithecus rosalia)" $1500

  • Meg Crofoot - "Ecology and Intergroup Competition in Cebus capucinus" $1500

  • Lisa Conley - "Establishment of a Non-Human Primate Ovarian Culture System to Study Effects of Dioxin Exposure on Sex Steroid Production" $1500

  • Kerry Ossi - "Training for adulthood in a female-dispersal species (Trachypithecus phayrei)" $1500

  • Alain Houle - "Within-tree fruit quality variation and trade-off between food, contest competition and foraging efficiency among chimpanzees, Kibale National Park, Uganda" $1500

  • Ted Evans - "Touch-screen mediated symbolic tool requests by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)" $581

  • Susan Longest - "The Effects of Varied Social Structure on Sperm Competition, Alloparental Care, and Infant Mortality in Black-and-White Ruffed Lemurs" $1500

  • Meredith Bastian - "The Effects of Geography and Genetic Distance on Cultural Variation in Wild Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)" $1500

  • Eileen Larney - "Blood or barter: Infant handling in a female dispersal species, Trachypithecus phayrei" $1435

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  • Jen Le Clair - "Consortships, coalitions, and Following Behavior in Male Olive Baboons" $1500

  • Michael Muehlenbein - "Physiological Associations with Intestinal Parasitemia in Chimpanzees at Kibale, Uganda" $1330

  • Anne Fowler - "Vocal Similarity as a Kin Recognition Mechanism" $1110

  • Martin Kowalewski - "Patterns of Subgrouping and Social Affinity in Howler Monkeys: Evidence of Co-operative Strategies Among Unrelated Adult Group Members" $1450

  • Stacey Tecot - "The Influence of Ecology on Fecal Cortisol Profiles in Red-Bellied Lemurs (Eulemur rubriventer) in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar" $1490

  • Jennifer D. Cooper - "Population structure, genetic diversity, and barriers to gene flow in the western lowland gorilla" $1500

  • Elizabeth Balko - "Correlating specific vocalizations to matrilines in Varecia variegata" $1460

  • Anna Dudek - "Vocal communication in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) and mountain gorillas (Gorilla gorilla beringei)" $1500

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  • Corinna Ross - "Genetic chimerism in marmosets"

  • Hogan Sherrow - "Adolescent male-chimpanzee behavior at Ngogo, Kibale National Park, Uganda"

  • Hsiu-Hui, Su - "Intragroup female-female feeding competition in the Taiwanese macaques (Macaca cyclopis) at Fushan Forest, Taiwan"

  • Kristin Abbot - "MHC diversity, immune response and reproductive success in a brightly colored primate (Mandrillus sphinx)"

  • Erin Kinnally - "Serotonin function in marmosets: Validation of a novel, non-invasive measurement technique"

  • Thomas Junek - "Ecology and social behavior of aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis) in human-altered habitat of Eastern Madagascar"

  • Jennifer Weghorst - "Fission-fusion dynamics in a large group of spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi panamensis)"

  • Simeon Reader - "The cognitive processes underlying social learning in primates: Are novel mechanisms involved?"

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  • John D. Ruys – "The role of genetic differences in the regulation of central monoamine function and personality in rhesus macaques" $1500

  • Anita Stone – "Feeding ecology of juvenile squirrel monkeys: Cause or consequence of prolonged development" $1500

  • Lisa Jones-Engle - "Human-to-primate disease transmission in Indonesia" $1500

  • Julie A. Heller – "Fatty acid profiles of wild chimpanzee and orang-utan foods as determined by gas-liquid chromatography: Laboratory training" $1500

  • Sarah D. Carnegie – "Endocrine and behavioral interrelationships: Reproductive behavior in male and female white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus)" $1500

  • Stanislav Lhota - "Role of female choice for regulation of infanticide in Hanuman langurs" $1500
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  • Stephanie Gibeault: "A study of vocal communication in western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at Mbeli Bai, Congo"

  • Samantha Hens: "A three-dimensional approach to growth and sexual dimorphism in orangutan crania"

  • Michelle Hook: "Eye preferences in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)"

  • Paul Park: "How does the primate brain evolve? Exploring the hypothesis of developmental constraint through volumetric and synaptic changes in the brain of the olive baboon, Papio hamadryas anubis"

  • Steven Schapiro: "Social control and immunological responses in pair housed rhesus macaques"

  • Angela Van Rooy: "Sexual swellings and male mate choice in olive baboons (Papio cynocephalus anubis)"

Modified: 1 August 2010

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