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Alaska Research Fellowships Available

Posted on: December 14th, 2009 by admin

A Murie Research Fellow maps beaver dams near Denali. USGS Photo, Courtesy of Chris Arp

A Murie Research Fellow maps beaver dams near Denali. USGS Photo, Courtesy of Chris Arp

Two fellowship programs based in Alaska’s national parks are now accepting applications from scientific researchers. The Discover Denali Research Fellowship supports field research in and around Denali National Park and Preserve area. The Murie Science and Learning Center Research Fellowship Program is a similar grant that supports field research in eight different national parks and preserves, including Denali, Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, and Wrangell–St. Elias.

Grants in both programs average around $3,000 to $3,500, but may go as high as $5,000. Applications are due February 1 for the 2010 program, and information on both fellowships is available here.

The application deadline for the AAC’s own research grant programs is March 1. Each year, the AAC awards nearly $10,000 in Research Grants for scientific projects within the scope of the club’s charter. Meanwhile, the AAC-cosponsored Nikwax Bellwether Grant provides a total of $3,000 to two or three researchers documenting the effects of climate change on alpine environments.

New field reports from AAC Research Grant recipient Kevin Ford and Nikwax Bellwether Grant recipient Tracie Seimon have just been posted at the AAC website.