• pond surrounded by green brush, reflecting a distant range of snow-covered mountains that are dominated by one massive mountain

    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

Deadline for 2013 Research Fellowship Applications is February 15

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Date: January 29, 2013
Contact: Lucy Tyrrell, (907) 683-9352

The application deadline for two research fellowships available to individuals wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other national parks in Alaska is Friday, February 15, 2013.

The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, and the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship is for research taking place in Denali or other arctic or subarctic Alaska national parks. Both fellowships are designed to assist graduate students, but may be appropriate for college and university faculty, state and federal agency scientists, undergraduate students, and private-sector researchers. Proposals for research that will help managers make decisions about critical resource issues are particularly encouraged.
 
If an applicant wants to be considered for both funding sources, only one application is needed; however, only one fellowship may be received per applicant. More than one fellow is expected to be selected for each program.
 
Applications for 2013 fellowships will be considered for funding requests up to $8000, to be used over one or two years. Any previous fellow may reapply, but is not assured of additional funding.
 
A decision is expected to be made by March 1, or soon thereafter. The fieldwork of fellowship program recipients must be arranged before September 1, 2013.
 
Download an information guide about either of the fellowships, which includes specifics on how to apply and other information helpful to the applicant.

Did You Know?

close view of bearberry, a small red-colored plant

In 1908, Charles Sheldon – a hunter and naturalist – described in his journal the idea of a park that would allow visitors to enjoy the beauty he saw while visiting Alaska. In 1917 his vision became reality, with the creation of Mount McKinley National Park.