Reseracher Funding Opportunities
The Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been established to promote research parternships between the Park Service and other research agencies and institutions. Several reimbursementss ranging from $500 to $2,000 will be awarded in 2022.
Priority will be given to projects of high research quality that support the Center’s mission to understand and maintain the integrity of the mountain and plateau ecosystems in the Appalachian Highlands Network national parks, and especially Great Smoky Mountains NP. We encourage scientific research, public education, and outreach leading to enhanced understanding and management of park resources. All research must adhere to NPS rules and regulations, including permits.
Successful applicants will be encouraged to utilize park facilities available through the Appalachian Highlands Science Learning Center at Purchase Knob, when convenient. We also require that awardees provide us with a final written report by December 15, 2022, (or later by prior agreement) outlining work accomplished. Failure to provide this report will jeopardize access to future grants.
Recipients will be requested to provide a copy of their data to the host park.We cannot pay salary or simlar personnel costs. Reuimbursements will generally be paid in two installments directly to the researcher or appropriate park program. The first half of the funds will be paid when awarded and the second half will be paid after receipt of an acceptable report and any data agreed upon. Funds may not be used for indirect costs. Any equipment purchased remains the property of the National Park Service and the host park. Applicants must use the four-page application form associated with this RFP. Please type answers and print out form or submit via e-mail. Copies of this RFP and application form are available from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be received by Paul Super (not postmarked) by January 21, 2022. Please check the Appalachian Highlands Network Research and Education Program for more information.
Carlos C. Campbell Memorial Fellowships
James T. Tanner Memorial Fellowship
Tennessee Ornithological Society
Highlands Biological Station
Last updated: November 22, 2021