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Glacier National Park Conservancy – Jerry O’Neal Research Fellowship -2018 Call

Thanks to generous support from the Glacier National Park Conservancy, the Jerry O'Neal NPS Student Fellowship has merged to become the Glacier National Park Conservancy - Jerry O'Neal Research Fellowship

Applications are now being accepted for the Glacier National Park Conservancy - Jerry O'Neal Research Fellowship for work in Glacier National Park, Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS, and Little Bighorn Battlefield NM. The fellowship aims to provide educational assistance for students seeking to understand natural and cultural resources issues and how these interact with human values. Special consideration will be given to proposals that address the following:

  1. natural resource issues such as aquatic ecology, terrestrial ecology, fire ecology, invasive plants, and climate change
  2. cultural resource issues, such as history and architectural studies, cultural landscape reports, ethnographic research and archeology
  3. social science that informs resource management about a natural or cultural topic and/or that addresses visitor impacts to park resources

Competition is open to graduate students or superior upper division undergraduate students at RM-CESU universities and colleges only.  Awards range from $1000-5000. Applications must be submitted electronically by February 19, 2018. Application Process


Boyd Evison Student Fellowship for research in the Greater Yellowstone The Grand Teton Association offers a graduate fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies focused on documenting the almost intangible and disappearing aspects of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and other public or private lands. Emphasis areas are lesser-known ecosystem elements such as air and water; geologic or other processes; plants, insects, reptiles, or amphibians, fungi; natural soundscapes; and social science related to public understanding of natural resources and their use or management. Graduate students pursuing either a Master’s or Doctoral degree are invited to submit proposals on the application form by February 9, 2018. Evison Fellowship Call and Application Form

Upcoming RM-CESU and Partner Events 

April 10-11, 2018: Great Plains Grassland Summit, Denver, CO.  The objectives of the 2018 Great Plains Grassland Summit are to convene an opportunity for managers, scientists and stakeholders to learn about and contribute to ideas, knowledge, and plans for managing, conserving and restoring grasslands through collaborations across boundaries in the Great Plains. Summit Website

September 11-14, 2018: 14th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Big Sky, MT. Tracking the Human Footprint