The Dipterology Fund

The Dipterology Fund supported dipterological research in North America from 1995 to 2010.  It was established from funds left over from the Third International Congress of Dipterology, held in Guelph, Canada in 1994.  Unlike subsequent congresses, the Guelph congress was managed by the organizing committee and a team of volunteers.  This avoided the hefty fees of a professional congress organizer.  After all the bills were paid, a surplus of over $20,000 remained.  Steve Marshall (University of Guelph) proposed that these funds be used to support dipterological research, and the Dipterology Fund was born.  A committee was formed and an application process was put in place. Each year up to four grants were awarded, usually to students, to a maximum of CAD $1000 each.

Sadly, the money ran out in 2010 and the Dipterology Fund was dissolved.

Last update: 7 April 2014
J.E. O'Hara