Research Fellowship Programs
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The fellowship programs are designed primarily to provide funding for graduate students, but may also be appropriate for college faculty, undergraduates, agency scientists, and private-sector researchers. A researcher may submit an application requesting up to $8000 to be used over one or two years. More than one fellowship are offered by each program.
An application cover page must be submitted with an application.
Detailed descriptions of the two fellowship programs are provided.
Research Fellowship Applicants Intending to Conduct Studies in Denali National Park and Preserve
If your proposed study would be located in or near Denali, you may submit one application to be considered for both fellowships. You might be selected for either fellowship, but not both in a single year.
More about the Fellowships...
The Murie Science and Learning Center is located in Denali National Park and Preserve (at ~Mile 1.5 on the Denali Park Road) and provides "research, discovery, and learning opportunities within arctic and subarctic national parks to promote appreciation and caring for our natural and cultural heritage." As part of its mission to connect people with their public lands, Alaska Geographic provides staffing and funding toward MSLC operations. The MSLC makes both fellowship programs possible.Discover Denali Fellowships are funded by the Denali Education Center (with proceeds from Discover Denali, an MSLC program developed in partnership between the Denali Education Center and the National Park Service). The Discover Denali program educates park visitors about Denali's natural and human history. The Denali Education Center is an NPS park partner that fosters understanding and appreciation of Denali through informative and inspiring programs.
The Murie Science and Learning Center Research Fellowships are funded by Alaska Geographic through the programs and partnership between Alaska Geographic and the National Park Service.
Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.