The Urban Ecology Research Learning Alliance is offering student research awards of up to $5,000 for projects conducted in any of the national parks in the National Capital Region. These fellowships are an excellent opportunity to conduct focused short term studies, expand on an existing research question, or evaluate approaches to a question. They are also a great opportunity to contribute to the National Park Service need to better understand and protect park resources.
The Urban Ecology Fellow will have access to laboratory space at the Center for Urban Ecology and will have the opportunity to interact with a multidisciplinary team of scientists that provide advice and technical support to the parks.
They welcome applications from students interested in biology, ecology, geology, physical sciences, restoration ecology, natural resource management, and social sciences.
Projects should be completed in a field season and within one year. Fellows are required to comply with current research and collecting permits when working in the parks. Fellows are also asked to give an oral presentation of their findings to park staff and provide a half-way and final report. Priority will be given to projects of high scientific quality that enhance understanding and management of aquatic and terrestrial park ecosystems. Students must provide a copy of their data to the park.
For 2009 they anticipate awarding four fellowships of up to $5000 each.
Application materials are available at the Center for Urban Ecology
Or send your request to:
Science Education Coordinator
Tel: 202-342-1443 Ext 220
Mail: 4598 MacArthur Blvd, NW, Washington, DC 20007
Deadline: February 28, 2009
Awards are announced on April 15, 2009