Assistanships

 Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowhip for the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Focal Area: Other
Institution Name: Grand Teton Association
Terminal Degree:
Location: Grand Teton National Park
Stiped: $10,000
Start Date:
Application Deadline: 2/13/2015

Description:
The Grand Teton Association offers a fellowship of up to $10,000/project for graduate studies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Memorial Parkway, and surrounding lands. Emphasis areas are lesser-known ecosystem elements such as air and water; geologic or other processes; plants, insects, reptiles, amphibians, fungi; natural soundscapes; and social science related to public understanding of natural resources use or management.

Graduate students pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree are invited to submit proposals to be judged on the following:

  • The value of information to be gained by the scientific community and by land or resource managers
  • The clarity of problem definition
  • Technical soundness (provide sufficient study design detail and references to allow for a technical evaluation)
  • Qualifications of the student and their major advisor/institution, and
  • Completeness of proposal-Present a budget clearly indicating the total cost of the study and the percent of support provided by this fellowship compared to other sources of support.

We encourage proposals that cover a major portion of studies which are new or only recently began but are not fully funded. Projects may extend over several seasons, and must comply with appropriate agency regulations and permits (separately administered from this fellowship.) Seasonal summer housing may be available at the UWNPS Research Center in Grand Teton NP--if desired, project budgets should include housing costs at $25/night and housing should be requested separately (http://www.uwyo.edu/uwnps/). Students are expected to provide a comprehensive technical report or publication and one or more educational products to facilitate information transfer beyond the scientific audience, such as a presentation to site managers, the public, or a non-technical article.

Fellowship Program Schedule
December 9, 2014 Call for 2015 Boyd Evison Fellowhip proposals
February 13, 2015 Fellowship applications must be postmarked
April 13, 2015 Fellowship awarded
Summer 2015 Research begins
December 30, 2015 Completion of project (degree may be conferred later)

The fellowship is supported by private donations and honors Boyd Evison, one of the National Park Service’s greatest leaders and supporters of expanding scientific knowledge to help shape wise management decisions and maintain uncompromised native resources. After his exemplary NPS career, Mr. Evison directed the Grand Teton Association prior to his death in 2002. Information on previous fellowship awardees can be found at http://greateryellowstonescience.org/research/fellowships.

Please come to the PWS Office in 4105 LSB to obtain an application form.


Contact Information:
Jan Lycnh, GTA Executive Director
307-739-3406
or Sue Consolo-Murphy, Grand Teton National Park Chief of Science & Resource Management
307-739-3481